Xavier Dispatches Tennessee Tech In Straight-Sets

Brown used 17 kills to help lead Xavier to a three-set win over Tennessee Tech.

Brown used 17 kills to help lead Xavier to a three-set win over Tennessee Tech.

Aug. 31, 2012

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CINCINNATI - Xavier volleyball opened the Xavier Invitational with a three-set victory (25-14, 25-15, 25-19) against visiting Tennessee Tech. Junior outside hitter Sarah Brown had a game-high 17 kills with a .481 hitting percentage to pace the Musketeer attack. Brown also added in eight digs.

From the outset, Xavier (4-1) put Tennessee Tech (1-3) on its heels, before cruising to the win. The Musketeers used 13 players in the match, with seven earning at least one kill.

Senior libero Stephanie Vorherr recorded a match-17 digs and sophomore setter Aubree Smith posted 32 assists and three assisted blocks. Senior outside hitter Amé White and senior middle blocker Alex Smith both tallied six kills, with Smith chipping in three blocks. Sophomore middle blocker Alex Blair also chimed in with three assisted blocks.

True freshman Kelly Nakandakari and Makayla Agin, who registered her first two career-kills, saw action in the match. And, redshirt-freshman Lauren Metzger made her first appearance in a Xavier uniform.

Xavier led in nearly every major statistical-category, kills (41-26), assists (39-26), aces (9-1) and blocks (6-5). As a team, the Musketeers posted a .287 hitting percentage and held the Golden Eagles to .090.

In tonight's 7 p.m. match, Xavier will face Ole Miss, who dropped a three-set decision to Marquette this morning. This will be the first meeting between the two programs. Live stats and video are available on GoXavier.com by visiting the tournament page.