Techsters Falter on Final Day of Tangi Tourism Classic
Sept. 14, 2013
HAMMOND, La. - Louisiana Tech dropped the final two matches of the Tangi Tourism Lion Classic to end the weekend with one win and three losses at University Center on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana.
LA Tech began the day with a four-set loss to Stetson and followed up with its second four-setter of the day in a loss to the hosts, Southeastern La. Lady Lions.
After a weekend's worth of impressive performances, Rebecca Redgen and Alejandra Aviles both represented the Lady Techsters on the all-tournament team for their performance over the course of four matches.
Redgen finished the weekend with 49 kills (3.06 per set), 29 digs, five blocks and an average of 3.38 points per set. Aviles had three service aces, 64 digs (4.00 per set) and eight assists in the four matches she played.
Stetson 3, LA Tech 1
Despite taking a 1-0 lead early on, Louisiana Tech let the final three sets slip away and eventually fell to the Hatters, who mounted a come-from-behind victory (27-25, 15-25, 18-25, 19-25) over the Lady Techsters.
Tech began the match on a hot streak with a .389 clip in the first set, but Stetson stepped up its level of play in the later sets to complete the win.
Southeastern La. 3, LA Tech 1
For the second time in as many matches, LA Tech took an early 1-0 lead before faltering late and falling 3-1 (25-15, 18-25, 20-25, 21-25) to the host Lady Lions on Southeastern's home court.
The Lady Techsters had three players with double-digit kills as Mathis (16), Redgen (12) and Dalane Guidry (10) led Tech on the offensive side of the net. Guidry led in hitting percentage with a .562 clip in the final match of the weekend. As a team, LA Tech hit .220 for the match.
Aviles had 23 digs in the match, while Coelho totaled 38 assists, two aces, 10 digs and three blocks in the loss. Isabella Rosania led the Techsters behind the service line with three aces versus the Lady Lions.
LA Tech out-blocked Southeastern with seven total blocks compared to the Lady Lions' five blocks.
LA Tech returns to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday as the Lady Techsters return home to face Grambling State in the Thomas Assembly Center.
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