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Aug. 25, 2012

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• The match marked the first time Texas Tech and Boston College had ever met on a volleyball court in school history.

• Win the win, Texas Tech is off to a 4-0 start to its season, marking the first time the Raiders have done so since the 2003 team won its opening eight matches.

• The come-from-behind victory marked the first time a Texas Tech club had rallied from two sets down to win since defeating Kansas State on the road on Nov. 20, 2004.

• For the fourth-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), Emily Wright (DS), and Rachel Brummitt (LIB).

• That lineup consisted of four freshmen, two sophomores, and a junior, with five 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 four matches so far.

• With the win, Texas Tech is now 18-2 in non-conference matches under Don Flora and 15-1 when playing in a tournament-style setting. The Red Raiders have also won their last four tournaments dating back to last season.

Don Flora improves to 288-76 all-time as a collegiate head coach and 19-17 while with Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are also 3-3 in five-set matches all-time now with Flora.

Emily Ehrle's 15 kills were the most for a Red Raiders in a single match this season, topping Meghan Stacy's 14 from earlier in the day against Siena. It marked the second time this weekend that Ehrle was in double digits as she posted 10 in the season opener against Fordham.

Emily Wright and Meghan Stacy both finished with season highs in digs as Wright recorded 12 while Stacy had 11 of her own. Wright also earned her first start of the season as well.

• Stacy and Emily Ruetter both posted their second double-double of the season as well. It marks the first time a Tech freshman has recorded multiple double-doubles in a season since Amanda Dowdy did so in 2009.

Rachel Brummitt finished with double-digit digs in all four matches this weekend as she totaled 15 against Boston College and 68 overall. She was named the tournament MVP following the tournament.

• In addition to Brummitt, Aubree Piper and Emily Ruetter were also named to the Boston College Invitational all-tournament team.

• Texas Tech's 19 blocks in the match were its most since also recording 19 against Texas A&M on Oct. 19 last year.

 

 

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