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LSU Volleyball Tastes SEC Victory Once More

After starting off SEC Play (2-1) they dropped the next 4 with two of them coming from the top of the class in the SEC in Arkansas (No.13) and Tennessee (No.12). Today the got that taste of losing out of their mouths as they swept the Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0). With the win, LSU moves to 8-10 and 3-5 in SEC play.

The Tigers seem to be at their best when teams can't key in on Jurnee Robinson and today was one of those days. A season-high 14 kills Paige Flickinger posted a season-high 14 kills and middle blocker Anita Anwusi matched added8 kills , then there was Ellie Echter who finished finished with a career-high seven kills and contributed two blocks.

Jurnee Robinson was, well, Jurnee Robinson as she posted another double-double with a team high 10 kills and added 12 digs. Libero Erin Carmichael led all players with 15 digs and had seven assists and one ace. Maddie Waak led the team with 18 assists while adding five digs, one ace and one block.

LSU Started off hot in Set 1 and never relinquished the lead before putting the set away by a score of (25-21). In set 2 they came out hot again with a score of (8-5) and then Bama stormed back with a 5-0 run.LSU would then tied it up with 10 a piece before Bama then went on another 5-0 streak, the Tigers had no quit though as they tied it at 16 each. The set would see multiple lead changes before the Tigers ultimately ended it by a score of (25-23). This was the first time LSU opened up a match (2-0) since they swept Texas Tech on September 16th.

Set 3 was the first set that the Tigers started out slow as Alabama had a (10-6) lead. The lead increased to (16-11), but the Tigers would not quit and got within 3 points at (16-13) LSU was able to go on a 5-0 run to take an (18-16) lead, and kept the momentum and won the set (25-20) and the match (3-0)

Up Next

LSU will play three of its next four matches at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, beginning with home weekend contests versus Kentucky at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, and South Carolina at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29.




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