Bandy Sets School Record Against Marshall
Oct. 28, 2005
Huntington, W.V. - Senior libero Evyn Wills needed only seven digs to set a new school record for digs in a single season. She posted 12 on Friday night as Tulsa lost to Marshall, 3-0 (30-20, 30-20, 30-21) at the Henderson Center. A crowd of 478 witnessed the Thundering Herd extend its lead in the Conference USA standings in the battle of the top two teams in league action.
Wills led the Golden Hurricane in digs for the 16th time this season. She has reached double-figures in digs 20 times in 24 games, including a school-record 38 against UTEP. Earlier this season, Wills also became the first TU player to record over 1,400 digs in a career, currently with 1,470.
Seven Hurricane hitters recorded kills, led by sophomore Kassiana Urnau with eight. Fellow sophomore Julia Silva added 20 assists for Tulsa, giving her an even 1,000 on the season. She is the fourth TU setter to reach the 1,000-assist plateau in a season. Her total is also currently the fifth-best total for a season in TU history. Her twenty assists are a season-low, as are the 25 kills TU posted as a team.
Tulsa owned leads in the first two games, however Marshall owned a 54-25 kill advantage and a .321-.045 advantage in hitting percentage. TU has been held under .100 only twice this season, both times the Hurricane lost the match. This was also only the second time this season TU had been swept.
The Hurricane will look to bounce back on Sunday against East Carolina at Noon. The Hurricane will return to the friendly confines of the Reynolds Center for a Nov. 1 contest against Southern Miss, a Nov. 4 contest Houston and a Nov. 6 contest against Rice.
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