Aug. 25, 2012
The match marked the first time Texas Tech and Siena had ever met on a volleyball court in school history. With the win, Texas Tech improves to 3-0 for only the first time since 2008 when the Red Raiders opened the season with three-straight victories.
The Red Raiders head into their Saturday evening finale against Boston College looking to go 4-0 to start the season for the first time since 2003 when Tech won its first eight matches.
For the second-straight match, Don Flora went with a young lineup, using Aubree Piper (MB), Emilly Ruetter (SET), Breeann David (OH), Lydia McKay (MB), Meghan Stacy (OH), Tory Vaughan (DS), and Rachel Brummitt (LIB).
That lineup consisted of three freshmen, two sophomores, one junior, and a senior with four of seven players being new to the roster this year. There have been at least four newcomers in the starting rotation in each of the three matches so far.
With the win, Texas Tech is now 17-2 in non-conference matches under Don Flora and 14-1 when playing in a tournament-style setting.
Meghan Stacy's first career double-double was the second for a Red Raider this year as Emily Ruetter posted one against Fordham in the season opener Friday. Stacy finished with a team-high 14 kills and was second with 16 digs.
Prior to this weekend, no Texas Tech freshman had recorded a double-double since Breeann David recorded 15 kills and 12 digs on Sept. 26 last year at New Mexico.
Rachel Brummitt continued her strong play on the back row as she posted 17 digs, marking the third-straight match she has been in double digits. Brummitt tied the Tech school record Friday evening for most digs in a three-set match as she totaled 24 against Binghamton.
Lydia McKay's eight kills marked the most in a match this season, giving her 16 now on the season. McKay, who hit .333 in the match off 21 attempts, is also one of three Red Raiders hitting over .300 so far this season, joining Emily Ehrle (.400) and Aubree Piper (.487).
McKay also totaled a match-high six blocks in the match, all off assists. She joined three other Red Raiders who had at least two blocks, joining Meghan Stacy (4), Breeann David (2), and Meredith Rankin (2).