Tulsa Volleyball Wins the Nike Invitational
Sept. 21, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Tulsa volleyball team wins the Nike Invitational as it went 3-0 with two sweeps on Saturday over Miami 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-21) and Nebraska Omaha 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-22) in McCasland Field House.
Culbertson recorded 14 kills and 16 digs for her 11th double-double of the season against UNO. Culbertson also recorded 15 kills and eight digs against the Hurricanes. The Long Beach, Calif., native has recorded a double-double in six of her last seven matches.
Junior middle blocker Carly Boatwright added eight kills, had a .438 hitting percentage and two blocks against UNO. The Parker, Colo., native recorded seven kills and had a .385 hitting percentage against the Hurricanes.
Junior setter Bailey Clampitt added 23 assists and nine digs, while freshman setter Genesis Viera added 13 assists against the Mavericks. Clampitt added 27 assists and eight digs and Viera added 21 assists against the Hurricanes.
Freshman libero Brooke Berryhill added 10 digs against UNO and 25 digs against Miami. The Waco, Texas native has recorded double-digit digs in 14 of her 15 matches.
Junior outside hitter Valerie El Houssine added a double-double with 14 kills and 18 digs against the Hurricanes.
Tulsa 3, Miami 0
With the scored tied at 17 in the first set, TU scored five of the next six points to capture a four-point lead, 22-18. The Hurricanes (7-3) pulled the scored to 24-23, but a kill by Bohannon gave TU the opening set and a 1-0 lead in the match.
The second stanza was very close as neither team had a lead of more than two points. With the score tied at 24, TU scored the final two points on kills by Culbertson and Ashley Hooper to win the set and to take a 2-0 lead.
The Golden Hurricane scored the first five points of the third set. Miami closed the gap to 16-15, but TU scored four of the next five points to take a four-point lead, 20-16. With a 22-20 lead and Miami serving, Tulsa got a kill from Bohannon to take a three-point advantage. TU sandwiched kills from Boatwright and Bohannon around a Miami block to close out the match.
Tulsa 3, Nebraska Omaha 0
Tulsa started the match scoring the first four points. UNO pulled within three points, 11-7, but TU would outscore the Mavericks 14-7 to capture the set for a 1-0 lead in the match.
With the score tied at 11 in the second stanza, the Golden Hurricane scored the next four points to lead 15-11. TU would outscore UNO 10-8 to win the set and to take a 2-0 lead.
In the third frame, the score was tied at 20, but the Hurricane scored five of the last seven points to win the match.
The Golden Hurricane returns home on Friday at 5 p.m. in its final nonconference match of the season in an exhibition match against Italian U23 team.
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