Lubbock, Texas – Head Coach in an exciting match to conclude the Red Raider Classic Tournament Tony Graystone Saturday afternoon at United Supermarkets, UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros, 23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-21, 15-13 reverse sweep to win their 100th career game for Scarlet & Black. did. arena.
All tournament honors for Texas Tech (11-2) were won by Brooke Kanas, reagan cooper When Maddie O’Brien, with Kanas claiming MVP accolades. In the match, a fifth-year middleman his blocker scored 10 kills in his 17 offenses and recorded his clip hitting . Kanas was also one block away from his career-high when he recorded a team-leading seven blocks.
O’Brien continued to impress after recording 8 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs and 5 blocks. Red Raiders In his Classic, O’Brien said he led the Red Raiders with 12 aces and pushed his season total to 28. He also scored his first ace of the season and added two blocks.
junior setter Reese Rhodes After recording 54 assists and a total of 4 blocks, he had a career day. She also recorded her sixth double-double of the year after adding 11 digs. Kena Sauer After recording 14 kills and 11 digs, he joined Rhodes in his sixth double-double.
fifth grade Carrington Jones He had a career-high 14 kills on 26 attacks (. 423) and added six blocks.sophomore on defense Maddie Correa Leading the team with 13 digs in a game, KJ Adams Her own nine followed. Red her Raiders recorded a season-high 65 kills and her 14 blocks against Vaqueros.
how it happened
UTRGV took an early 3-1 lead in the first set, but Tech took a kill from Sauer and capitalized on an offensive error from Baqueros to tie the score at 3-3. UTRGV was leading 7-4 at one point, but a Cooper kill brought the Red Raiders back and he tied 10-1. Cooper then gave Tech his 12–11 lead with his first service ace of the season. Red then put up his 6-2 run for the Raiders, but Vaqueros continued to chip away until he took the first set by a score of 25-23.
Tech jumped out to a 3–1 lead with a kill on Jones and a solo block on Cooper. After that, both teams played offense and defense and tied the score at 9-9. Tech he led 11-10 before UTRGV used his 3-0 run to give him a 13-11 advantage. With Vaqueros taking his 15-12 lead, the Red Raiders picked up kills from Kanas and blocks from Kanas and O’Brien to tie it 15-all. Tech again scored his fourth straight point to tie 20-20. UTRGV finished the set 26-24 although he scored 6 of his 10 points next.
The third set went back and forth to start before UTRGV took a 6-4 lead. Red his Raiders fought back, scoring his four consecutive points on his three errors on Vaqueros and an ace on O’Brien to gain an 8–6 advantage. Tied 9-9, Tech again continued his 4-0 run, this time he picked up kills from Sauer, Kanas, and Rhodes to make the score 13-9. UTRGV took a chip and eventually an ace that put him ahead 17-16, but Tech scored his second straight point to regain the lead. At the end of the set, the Red Raiders were able to convert two straight points with slams from O’Brien and Cooper to win the set at 25-22.
UTRGV took a 10-5 lead in the fourth set, but the Red Raiders continued to chip away at their survival in the match. With Vaqueros leading 16-10 on him, Tech scored his fourth straight point with kills on Kanas and O’Brien, an ace on Sauer, and a block on the Kanas/O’Brien duo. The Red Raiders continued to hold that advantage until another O’Brien ace saw him take the lead by a score of 19-18 and the Red Raiders forced the fifth set with his 25-21 score.
Vaqueros continued to get off to a good start, this time going 3-0 into the fifth set. Tech took a 4-3 lead with kills from Sauer and Cooper and blocks from Kanas and O’Brien. UTRGV then made another 3-0 run of his own to take a 7-3 lead and force Texas into his Tech timeout. The Red Raiders had no ejections as Jones’ solo his block put him back in a 12–12 tie. The Red Raiders reverse-swept Vaqueros with 3 of their final 4 points as Cooper closed out the game with 15-13 kills.
- Kena Sauer He recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 14 kills and 11 digs.
- Reese Rhodes He also earned his sixth double-double of the season with 54 assists and 11 digs, setting career highs for assists and blocks (4).
- reagan cooper He reached a season-high kill count with 17 slams, picked up his first ace of the season, and posted a season-high 19.5 points.
- Carrington Jones She had a career day with 14 kills and tied her career-high points at 17.5.
- Brooke Kanas He had season highs in digs (3) and blocks (7).
- Maddie O’Brien You left all your cards on the court with a total of 12 Aces in the Red Raider Classic.
- Alex Torres recorded a season-high six digs.
- freshman Paige Mooney At 77 set her career high with Digg.
- coach Tony Graystone He concludes the Red Raider Classic with his 100th career win at Texas Tech.
- The team achieved a season-high 14 blocks.
- The Red Raiders closed out the weekend with their first win in five sets.
Red Raider Classic All Tournament Teams
The Red Raiders start playing the Big 12 when they travel to West Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 24 for their noon matchup with the Mountaineers.