Texas Tech Continues Undefeated Run With 3-1 Victory Over Siena
The Red Raiders improved to 3-0 Saturday morning after a 3-1 victory over Siena.
Aug. 25, 2012
CHESNUT HILL, Mass. - Meghan Stacy recorded her first career double-double with 14 kills and 16 digs to help Texas Tech continue its perfect run at the Boston College Invitational with a 3-1 victory (25-17, 19-25, 25-17, 25-19) over Siena Saturday morning at Power Gym.
With the win, the Red Raiders improve to 3-0 early in the year for the first time since 2008 heading into the tournament finale against host Boston College later this evening.
"We had pieces of really good volleyball today and once again it's nice to have contributions from numerous people. It was a quiet but quality match from Meghan Stacy as she led us in kills and second in digs. We need to continue to learn to play at a high level from point to point, and hopefully we start that process later this evening."
Stacy's performance continued a youth trend for the Red Raiders as a different player has led Tech in kills each match so far. Emily Ehrle, another freshman, posted 10 kills in the season opener against Furman, while sophomore Breeann David recorded 11 several hours later against Binghamton.
It was the second double-double by a Tech player through three matches as setter Emily Ruetter totaled her first against Furman. The Canadian native came relatively close to notching the performance again against Siena with 36 assists and seven digs.
With Tech facing possibly its toughest test so far in the tournament, Stacy was instrumental for Tech down the stretch, especially in third when she dropped six kills and hit .625 off just eight attempts. The Ozark, Mo. native finished with a .333 hitting percentage to go along with four blocks.
The Red Raiders finished with a .213 hitting percentage that was boosted greatly from accurate showings in the first and third frames where Tech hit over .350 in each.
Tech recorded seven attacking errors in both the second and fourth frames, though, that kept Siena (1-2) in the match. The Red Raiders also struggled with their serve for the first time this weekend with nine errors, two less than their total from the opening two matches.
After tying the Tech school record for most digs in a three-set match just the night before, Rachel Brummitt came back with a match-high 17 against the Saints, marking her third-straight match in double-digits.
Taylor Akana led Siena with 14 kills while Rachel Stoklosa finished with nine as the Saints hit .164 as a team with 27 attacking errors and nine service errors as well.
The Red Raiders and Boston College are set for a 6 p.m. CT first serve this evening in the tournament finale at Power Gym. For updates, follow @TechGameday on Twitter.