Techsters Dominate UTEP for WAC Victory

Updated Sep 25, 2004 21:04:15




Techsters Dominate UTEP for WAC Victory


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RUSTON, La. ? Louisiana Tech continued its dominance over UTEP on the volleyball court with a three game win over the Miners (30-14, 30-23, 30-24) as the Lady Techsters won their first Western Athletic Conference volleyball match of the season on Saturday night.

Tech (4-9, 1-1 WAC) has now won four matches in a row over the Miners (5-5, 0-2 WAC) , going back to the 2002 season.

?This was a good win,? said Tech head coach Heather Mazeitis. ?It is good to get our first WAC win and it was also encouraging to see our offense go lot better than it has been.?

Tech had little trouble in winning the first two games by scores of 30-14 and 30-23. The Lady Techsters trailed 18-13 in game three but outscored the Miners 17-6 the rest of the way to secure the victory.

?UTEP is struggling right now with some injuries so it was good to see us play our game and take it to them,? Mazeitis added.

Tech?s two freshmen starters came up big for the Lady Techsters on Saturday.
Shannon Phillips had 10 kills for Tech while setter Rhyann Enny posted 41 assists, seven digs and three aces.

?Our freshman really played well tonight,? Mazeitis added. ?Rhyann ran the offense well and Shannon hit well for the first time this season.?

Leading the way for Tech was Joy Okpa, with 11 kills and 11 digs, her fifth double double of the season.

Megan Rush and Ambra Hayes both added nine kills with Natalie Shipp produced eight kills in a balanced attack. Hayes also reeled off five aces.

?When we run our offense effectively that is the way it should be,? Mazeitis said. ?The production we got from our outside hitter really opened things up in the middle.?

Tech had nine aces and hit .304 as a team.

Heather Anderson and Megan Rush came up with 11 digs each.

Tech returns to action on Tuesday night at Lamar for the start of a tough week. The Lady Techsters also face Oral Robert and SMU at home next Friday and Saturday.



 

 

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