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Volleyball Edges Missouri




Sept. 27, 2000

Box Score

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech volleyball won their third Big 12 match as the Red Raiders held off Missouri in five games to win (15-11, 7-15, 16-14, 14-16, 15-12) at the United Spirit Arena on Wednesday evening.

Texas Tech (14-1, 3-1) jumped out early on the Tigers and won the first game by a final score of 15-11. Missouri (12-2, 3-2) came back and dominated the Red Raiders in the second game and won 15-7 to even the score at the intermission. Tech was led by senior Colleen Smith's 13 kills and four digs while sophomore Melissa McGehee had 11 kills and six digs at the break.

In game-three, Tech jumped out to another early lead but watched it disappear as the Tigers mounted a speedy comeback. Tech was able to hold off the Tigers for a 16-14 win to go up 2-1 in the match. Tech fell behind quickly in the fourth game and allowed Missouri to extend a lead to 14-5. For the third straight match, the Red Raiders mounted a comeback as Tech reeled off nine straight points to tie the game but it wasn't enough as Missouri hung on and won 16-4 to even the match.

Tech took care of the Tigers in game-five by a final score of 15-12.

On the night, senior Colleen Smith led all players with 26 kills and 12 digs while Melissa McGehee was close behind with 24 kills and 16 digs. Tech committed a season-high 20 service errors, their most since a 3-1 loss at the hands of Baylor.

Tech will travel to Lawrence, Kansas this weekend for a match against the Kansas Jayhawks. The match is set for 7 p.m. at the Ahearn Field House on Saturday Sept. 30.



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