STORRS, Conn. – Redshirt-sophomore Kayla Williams picked up her 12th double-double of the season as the UConn volleyball team fell to Tulsa (10-12, 4-6 AAC) in straight sets, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at Guyer Gym.
Williams recorded a team-high 15 kills and 15 digs in the match, as the outside hitter accounted for 15 of the team’s 34 kills. Junior Kennedy Arundel tallied a team-high 18 digs, while classmate Emma Turner posted 14 digs and a team-leading 23 assists. Additionally, Williams and redshirt-freshman Genna Florig each played a hand in four of the squad’s seven total blocks.
Tulsa’s Emily Thorson led the way with a match-high 16 kills, helping the offense to a .195 hitting percentage and 45 kill performance. Defensively, Taylor Horsefall paced all players with 27 digs in the tilt.
Set One (25-20)
Tulsa jumped out to an early 7-4 lead thanks to a 5-1 run behind straight serves from Emily Hubbard. The Huskies were able to close the deficit to four points, 24-20, but couldn’t find their offensive groove despite three kills apiece from Williams, senior Tosin Adeniyi and freshman Ally Barrett.
Set Two (25-23)
The Golden Hurricane jumped out to a quick 7-3 advantage in the second set, following three attacking errors by the Huskies. Williams headlined the set with seven kills and four digs but the squad couldn’t find an answer as Tulsa carried its lead to a 25-23 finish.
Set Three (25-18)
The third set proved to be a rubber match as the teams knotted the score five different times. Tulsa went on a 7-1 run to grab a 12-6 edge, aided by a pair of kills from Rachel Moore. Although the Huskies fought hard, Tulsa closed out the set with a 25-18 win to complete the three-game sweep.
The Huskies continue their four-game homestand on Friday, Oct. 27 against Tulane. The match is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m.
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