TU volleyball extends winning streak

The University of Tulsa volleyball team continued their record-tying winning streak with a pair of conference wins over the weekend. alt

Tulsa 3, UTEP 0 – Tyler Henderson recorded 23 kills and hit .463, and Jordan Clampitt tallied 46 assists to lead The University of Tulsa volleyball team to a, 3-0, (25-20, 25-19, 25-12) sweep of Conference USA rival UTEP Friday evening at the Donald W. Reynolds.

The Golden Hurricane improved to 22-2 overall and 12-0 in C-USA play, extending the nation’s longest win streak to 21 matches. UTEP fell to 12-12 overall and 4-7 in league play.

Kellie Culbertson recorded four kills on four attempts, all in the third set, and added six digs in the match. Jessica Adams led all players with 15 digs, while Diana Silva added 12 digs with a pair of kills. Kelsey Hancock tallied eight kills, and Hannah Stout and Elizabeth Kale each recorded six kills. Henderson hit .463 for the match, and Clampitt added seven digs for TU.

Tulsa hit .330 as a team (49-13-109) with 49 kills, 48 assists, two service aces, 52 digs and 1.0 block. UTEP hit .158 in the match (27-12-95) with 27 kills, 23 assists, three aces, 41 digs and 4.0 blocks.

Tulsa 3, UCF 0 – The University of Tulsa volleyball team tied the Conference USA record with its 22nd consecutive win, as the Hurricane defeated C-USA foe UCF, 3-0 (25-9, 25-16, 25-16), Sunday afternoon at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

The Golden Hurricane extended the nation’s longest win streak, and tied the league record set by Louisville in 2004. TU is now 23-2 overall and 13-0 in C-USA play, tying the school record for most conference wins in a season. UCF dropped to 12-12 overall and 5-7 in league play.

Sophomore Jessica Adams recorded 23 digs Sunday, and eclipsed 1,000 digs over the weekend, totaling 1,027 thus far in her career. Sophomore Diana Silva recorded her eighth double-double with 10 kills and 13 digs. Sophomore Jordan Clampitt recorded 41 assists and eight digs, and Tyler Henderson had 12 kills for TU.

Freshman Elizabeth Kale hit .750, committing zero errors with nine kills in 12 attempts. Junior Kelsey Hancock tallied nine kills and hit .438, while senior Hannah Stout added eight kills and three blocks, hitting .316 in the match.

Tulsa hit .302 as a team (48-16-106) with 48 kills, 45 assists, five service aces, 61 digs and 5.0 blocks. UCF hit .009 in the match (20-19-107) with 20 kills, 19 assists, two aces, 39 digs and 4.0 blocks.

The Golden Hurricane continues its four-match home stand next weekend when it plays host to East Carolina Friday at 7 p.m. and Marshall Sunday at 1 p.m., at the Reynolds Center.