Senior Kelly Spriggs tied for the team lead with nine kills against No. 16 Tennessee Friday.
Sept. 9, 2005
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Senior setter Emily Huston (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and senior right side hitter Kelly Spriggs (Houston, Texas) each led Baylor with nine kills as the Bears fell to No. 16 Tennessee 3-0 (30-20, 30-28, 30-19) in the second match of the Comcast Lady Vol Classic Friday night at Stokely Athletic Center.
Junior outside hitter Nicole LeBlanc (Tampa, Fla.) and senior outside hitter Melanie Hamerly (Orange, Texas) each had seven kills. Sophomore libero Kristen Schramek (San Antonio, Texas) led the Bears (5-1) defensively with 11 digs.
Yuliya Stoyanova led Tennessee (3-1) with 15 kills, while Kristen Andre had 11 and Amy Morris added 10. Kelsey Fautsch had a match-high 12 digs.
Baylor got off to a slow start in game, falling behind 11-1. The Bears battled point-for-point the rest of the game, but the deficit was too much to overcome as the Bears fell 30-20.
The Bears bounced back in game two and led 22-15. Baylor failed to close out, however, as Tennessee rebounded with a three-point run and a four-point run to take a 27-26 lead, its first of the game. With the game tied 28-28, the Lady Vols scored the final two points to go into the intermission with a two-game lead.
Tennessee scored six straight to take a 12-5 lead in game three, then scored four in a row to go up 19-10. The Lady Vols took their biggest lead at 27-14 with five-straight and clinched the match with a 30-19 decision.
The Lady Vols hit .315 for the match, while holding the Bears to .133. Tennessee had 15 blocks to Baylor's 5 and outdug the Bears, 42-40.
The Bears face College of Charleston Saturday at 10 a.m. CDT and Central Michigan at 4 p.m. CDT.