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2021 Texas Tech Volleyball Finish Pre-Season Schedule

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Texas Tech Volleyball Finish Pre-Season Before Heading Into Big 12 Action

The Texas Tech volleyball team was able to finish their pre-season schedule 10-3. The squad headed into September after the Red Raider Classic Tournament with a 5-2 record. The team will face two away invitational tournaments before they head into Big 12 action.

TTU vs. Northern Colorado 

The Red Raiders traveled to Greeley, Colorado, to face Northern Colorado on Wednesday, September 8. The team was dominant over Northern Colorado, taking all three sets. They won the sets 12-25, 25-27, and 16-25.

In addition, the team hit .340, marking the second-highest this season, and tallied 11 blocks for the fifth double-digit block match.

Junior Reagan Cooper had 10 kills on a .421 hitting clip. Similarly, Junior Caitlin Dugan had seven kills and led the team with four blocks. Furthermore, the team tallied a season-high of seven aces from Dugan and Senior Alex Kirby.

Buffs Invitational  

TTU vs. Colorado

The Red Raiders traveled to Boulder, Colorado, for the Buffs Invitational. The opening match was against Colorado on Friday, September 10. Unfortunately, the Red Raiders fell to Colorado in four sets. As a result, the team lost the sets 29-31, 21-25, 25-18, and 14-25.

In the loss, four Red Raiders reach double-digit kill marks. Junior Kenna Sauer recorded a career-high of 16 kills with 10 digs, giving her a double-double. Similarly, Senior Brooke Kanas tallied 19.5 points, 14 kills, and six blocks.

In addition, both Graduate Student KJ Adams and Junior Alex Torres each had double-digit digs with a team-best.

Texas Tech Volleyball vs. San Jose State

In their last invitational game, the team faced San Jose State on Saturday, September 11. The Red Raiders dominated the match taking all three straight sets. The team won the sets 25-17, 25-19, and 25-19.

The Red Raiders hit .333 as a team and out-blocked San Jose State 12-3. Furthermore, this sweep marked the fifth sweep of the season for head coach Tony Grayston.

Kanas tallied 13 kills off 19 attacks with a .684 hitting clip and five blocks. Similarly, Kirby paced the team with six blocks and 26 assists.

Green Wave Volleyball Invitational 

TTU vs. University of Alabama 

The Red Raiders traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, for the Green Wave Volleyball Invitational. In their opening match against the University of Alabama on Friday, September 17, the team dominated the game, winning all three sets. They won the sets 25-17, 26-24, and 25-18.

Three Red Raiders recorded double-digit kills, with Senior Karrington Jones pacing the team with 11, her career-best, and a .786 hitting clip. In addition, Kanas led the team with five blocks and eight kills. 

Texas Tech Volleyball vs. Tulane 

In their second game against Tulane, the Red Raiders dominated the match taking all three sets. The team won the sets 25-20, 25-11, and 25-17.

TTU volleyball recorded a season-high of 11 service aces. Sauer had a career-high of four aces along with nine kills. In addition, Kirby recorded a double-double with 28 assists and 12 digs. Similarly, both Sauer and Cooper had nine kills apiece.

TTU vs. Sam Houston

In the last game of the invitational on Saturday, September 18, against Sam Houston, the Red Raiders won the match in four sets. The team took the sets 25-17, 22-25, 25-20, and 28-26.

The team tied their season-high with 14 blocks, six from Jones and Dugan. Cooper also tallied 15 kills on a .375 clip with four blocks. In addition, Freshman Maddie Correa had a career-high of 11 digs in the match.

Furthermore, the Red Raiders go undefeated in the Green Wave Invitational.

Tech Volleyball Finish Pre-Season Now Head Into Big 12 Action

The team heads home to take on Big 12 action. They will first face Kansas both Friday, September 24, and Saturday, September 25.

Keep watch to see the women’s volleyball team keep up their momentum with a record of 10-3 and a four-game winning streak. You can buy your tickets for any home game at TexasTech.com. General admission for adults is $5 and $3 for youth. You can also watch the games on ESPN+.

Check out the Texas Tech volleyball schedule to see when you can catch the next game.

Read more about TTU athletic teams under our sports category.

Written by Campus Live Intern Kaelea Pena

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