Tech Celebrates Senior Night on Wednesday
Nov. 21, 2006
LUBBOCK, Texas - For the four senior Red Raiders, Wednesday night's match against Kansas State will play out as the final home contest. To mark the occasion, this week's home match will be Senior Night in the United Spirit Arena. First serve is set for 7 p.m. and admission is free for all.
The Texas Tech team is coming off of a remarkable three-game sweep over the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday. The sweep marked the first since 1994 and also the first time since 1992 that Tech has taken the home-and-away in a single season.
The victory moved the Red Raiders to a 12-15 overall record and improved them to 5-13 in Big 12 conference play. On Wednesday, the Tech team will face a struggling Kansas State squad who is currently 10-18 with a 2-16 Big 12 record.
The last match for each provided different results for the Red Raiders and Wildcats. Tech won by scores of 30-25, 30-23, 30-27 over the Aggies. The Red Raiders earned the win with only .190 hitting and allowed A&M .131 percentage.
Individual statistics include a three-game match high for digs as Philister Sang notched 24 on the night. She did so with six errors on 46 attempts to hit at .391 percentage. Holly Hicks and Emily Ziegler each chipped in 22 assists. Both Ziegler and Jenn Harrell had three service aces on the night. Harrell led in digs with 14, while Kiley Lyons added 11. Amy Charlebois led in blocks with six, hitting two solo and four assisted.
In Kansas State's last match, the Wildcats fell to No. 8 Texas 3-1 by scores of 30-26, 30-22, 23-30, 30-26. Both teams hit well but the Longhorns out-matched the Wildcats .256 to .220.
Four K-State members tallied double-digit kills with Megan Farr leading with 18. Megan Kroeker added 15, while Sandy Werner chipped in 14. Angie Lastra notched 11 and completed a double-double with 11 digs. Stacey Spiegelberg recorded 54 assists and 12 digs for the double-double. Farr put down seven assisted blocks to lead the Wildcats.
Red Raiders Robyn Bucy, Kiley Lyons, Jamye Pauley and Philister Sang will each be celebrating Senior Night as the four departing Tech members. Prior to the match, a presentation will be done in their honor.
On Saturday, the Texas Tech team will travel to Columbia, Mo., for the season's final match against the Missouri Tigers. The match is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. with the first serve. For complete coverage, please visit www.texastech.com.
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