Techsters Drop Three-Set Match to Blazers on Senior Day

Sr. Caitlin Germany

Nov. 10, 2013

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RUSTON, La. - In the team's final home match of the season, Louisiana Tech fell victim to the UAB Blazers, 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-19), Sunday afternoon in the Thomas Assembly Center.

In three competitive sets, UAB (19-12, 6-6 C-USA) edged LA Tech (7-20, 1-11 C-USA) with a .147 hitting percentage and 12 more kills than the Lady Techsters as a whole.

The Blazers were led by Sara Rishell, who posted 10 kills, a .529 attacking percentage and a team-leading seven total blocks on the day.

As a team, UAB out-blocked the Lady Techsters with nine total blocks compared to LA Tech's seven. Kiriana Hirini also posted eight kills and a .412 hitting percentage to help pace the Blazers offensively.

In her final home match as a Lady Techster, senior Caitlin Germany posted a team-leading five blocks over the course of three sets, while also adding three kills versus the Blazers. In her career at LA Tech, the four-year letterwinner totaled 248 blocks with an average of 0.74 per set. Germany also recorded 492 kills over the course of four years as a Lady Techster.

In Sunday's match, junior Rebecca Redgen and sophomore Fenix Calderon each had five total kills to lead LA Tech offensively, while Calderon also recorded 12 digs on the day.

As a team, LA Tech had 22 total kills, 21 assists, two aces and seven blocks in three sets against UAB.

The Lady Techsters return to the court at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 as they travel to face conference foe Tulane in road play. LA Tech will conclude the 2013 regular season the following Sunday to take on Rice at 1 p.m. in Houston, Texas.

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