TU Trumps Knights 3-0
Nov. 18, 2011
TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa volleyball team swept the UCF Knights Friday night in the Donald W. Reynolds Center by scores of 25-15, 25-17 and 25-19.
The Golden Hurricane (26-5, 17-1 C-USA) won its 13th-straight match and its fifth in a row against UCF, and the team has already locked up its second-straight Conference USA Championship. The Knights fell to 18-11 overall and 10-8 in league play.
"This was the most solid we've played at home so far this season," Tulsa Head Coach Steven McRoberts said. "We hit .365 for the match against a team that has a good defense. UCF is definitely one of the top-tier teams in our conference. For us to come away winning in the way that we did, I'm just really proud of the team."
Sophomore outside hitter Kellie Culbertson led TU with a double-double of 12 kills and 10 digs. Junior outside hitter Tyler Henderson and freshman middle blocker Carly Boatwright each had nine kills. Boatwright led the team with a .600 hitting percentage.
TU posted a .365 hitting percentage, while the team held the visiting Knights to a .118 percentage on the evening.
The Golden Hurricane has its home finale at 1 p.m. Nov. 20 against UTEP. Prior to the match, the team will honor its two seniors, outsider hitter Kelsey Hancock and defensive specialist Stephanie Heim. Following the completion of the match, TU will have the presentation of the 2011 Conference USA Championship trophy.
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