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Nov. 5, 2010

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TULSA, Okla. - The 25th-ranked University of Tulsa volleyball team set a new Conference USA record with its 23rd consecutive win, as the Hurricane defeated C-USA foe East Carolina, 3-0 (25-10, 25-14, 25-12), Friday evening at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

The Golden Hurricane extended the nation's longest win streak, improving to 24-2 overall and 14-0 in C-USA play. TU also set a new school record for most conference wins in a season. East Carolina dropped to 1-24 overall and 0-13 in league play.

TU plays host to Marshall Sunday at 1 p.m. Live video and live stats will be available on www.TulsaHurricane.com, and the game will be broadcast in the Tulsa area on 88.7 FM HD3 KWTU.

"I was really pleased with just about every facet of play," Tulsa Head Coach Ed Allen said. "We had a tremendous effort defensively. I was really pleased with the way we blocked and lined balls up today. We got a terrific defensive effort in the back court by Diana Silva and Jessica Adams. I was really pleased with the offensive production, and the balance that we had with it. I thought we had a great transition attack game. We did another solid job at the service line. A lot of it begins at the service line for us."

Senior Hannah Stout hit .500 with seven kills, while freshman Elizabeth Kale hit .545 with six kills. Sophomore Tyler Henderson recorded 13 kills and hit .440, and sophomore Diana Silva had nine kills and 13 digs. Jordan Clampitt tallied a double-double with 34 assists and 10 digs, and Jessica Adams led TU with 14 digs, and added four service aces.

Tulsa hit .305 as a team (40-11-95) with 40 kills, 36 assists, six service aces, 50 digs and 4.0 blocks. The Hurricane held its opponent under .100 hitting for the second straight match, as ECU hit .000 in the match (20-20-95) with 20 kills, 20 assists, 37 digs and 3.0 blocks.

Tulsa opened the match on a 5-0 run, and extended to lead to, 12-4. The Hurricane's largest lead was the final margin of 15 points. TU hit .314 and had a sideout percentage of 72 percent, while holding ECU to a .000 attack percentage, on its way to a, 25-10, set win.

In the second set, the Golden Hurricane broke a, 5-5, tie with a 5-1 run to move ahead, 10-6. With a, 12-9, lead the Hurricane scored the next five points to extend its lead to, 17-9. TU scored eight of the final 13 points to win the set, 25-14.

Tulsa broke a 3-3 tie in the final frame by scoring 10 of the next 13 points to move ahead, 13-6. The Hurricane outscored the Pirates, 12-6, the remainder of the set on its way to a, 25-12, win. TU boasted a 92 percent sideout percentage in the set.

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