Tech Volleyball Shut Out by Denver Pioneers
Sept. 22, 2012
RUSTON, La. - The Louisiana Tech volleyball team fell in three sets to the Pioneers of Denver on the road tonight 25-16, 25-14, 25-16 Saturday night at Hamilton Gymnasium in Denver, Colo.
Tech (3-12, 0-3 WAC) combined to total 24 kills and a .061 hitting percentage, eventually falling to the 8-5 Pioneers, who recorded their second win in Western Athletic Conference play and second straight three-set sweep this week to move to 2-2 in conference.
"I expect our players to reflect on their performance tonight," head coach Adriano de Souza said. "We had no offense tonight and with no offense we cannot expect the results to be better than they were. I hope our hitters realize they have to do much more than they are doing for us to be competitive."
Denver out-blocked the Lady Techsters, totalling 10.0 to Tech's 6.0 for the match. Junior Emily Maher recorded one block solo and two block assists for Tech.
Junior middle blocker Caitlin Germany returned from a knee injury to record five kills and three blocks on the night for the Lady Techsters in the team's third conference match. Sophomore Ana Rodrigues also recorded nine digs for the team in the loss.
Sophomore setter Maria Coelho continued to be an offensive threat with 21 assists, giving her 417 total assists for the 2012 campaign, while junior outside hitter Clara Vido recorded five kills against the Pioneers to tie Germany for the match high. Vido continues to lead the team in kills with 104 on the year.
Tech will return to action at 7 p.m., Thursday night in the Thomas Assembly Center to take on Utah State to kick off a two-game homestand against the Aggies and San Jose State.
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