Sept. 29, 2017
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Louisiana Tech women’s volleyball team fell to (RV) WKU, 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-16) Friday evening from E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of WKU.
Freshman Carter Mirich led the Lady Techsters (5-11, 0-2 C-USA) with six kills along with notching seven digs and a pair of blocks. The rookie fought through a tough offensive team effort to lead the squad in kills for the second time this season.
Senior Marta Monne added four kills of her own, while Jacie McClure’s 10 digs and Brooke Shorts 17 assists were both team bests.
Rachel Anderson and Sydney Engle combined for 24 kills, leading the WKU offense in the sweep. Setter Jessica Lucas recorded a match-high 35 assists for the Lady Toppers (16-2, 2-0 C-USA).
WKU began the first set with an immediate 5-1 run, and began to control the pace of the match from the start. However, the Lady Techsters would put together a late run, dropping WKU’s hitting percentage to just .162 in the frame, but could not put together enough consecutive points, as WKU took the first set, 25-21.
In the second set, the points were much more evenly distributed, as neither team could lead by more than one point up until an 8-8 tie. Then, a 5-0 run from last year’s C-USA Champions put them back in control of the set, at 13-8. The run showed itself to be crucial, as Tech could not get within four points the rest of the way, dropping the frame, 25-15.
WKU controlled the third and final set, holding the Techsters to just a .069 hitting percentage, while WKU hit its best percentage of the evening at .290 en route to the 25-16 victory.
LA Tech will look to bounce back on Sunday at 1 p.m. against North Texas from Denton, Texas. Live stats and streaming for the match can be found at LATechSports.com. As always, follow @LATechVB on Twitter for all updates and news on the Lady Techster volleyball team.