Oct. 4, 2013
TULSA, Okla. – Despite a strong stretch in the second set, Rice University volleyball was unable to overcome a Tulsa rally in a three-set match on Friday night, 25-23, 25-23, 25-17, as the Golden Hurricane won its fifth contest in a row.
On the back row, Daniela Arenas led Rice with 26 digs and moved into 13th place on the Rice career digs list with 1,037. The junior chipped in a pair of assists and the Owls’ lone ace of the evening.
For the match, Rice hit .117 with 76 digs and three blocks. Tulsa (13-4, 2-0) hit at a .163 clip with 70 digs and seven blocks.
A back-and-forth opening set saw 20 ties and 11 lead changes, before the Owls claimed a late 22-21 lead. From there, Tulsa went on a 4-1 run to claim a 25-23 win.
Rice bounced back in a huge way in the second set, jumping out to a 10-5 advantage and extending it to as many as eight points before the Hurricane staged a rally. Trailing 21-14, Tulsa knotted the score and went on to take another 25-23 win.
Using the momentum gained late in the second set, Tulsa jumped out to a 13-5 advantage and played the Owls even the rest of the way to secure a seventh-straight victory in the series.
Rice closes out its road swing on Sunday afternoon at Southern Miss. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m. CT.
Owls Shine Offensively in Sweep of Marshall
10/14/2016 - The Rice Owls volleyball team bounced back from a tough loss on Tuesday with a 3-0 sweep (25-18, 25-23, 25-18) over the Marshall Thundering Herd...
Owls Return Home for Pair of C-USA Matches
10/13/2016 - The Owls return home from a four-match road trip for a pair of matches this weekend at Tudor Fieldhouse, beginning Friday against Marshall.
Volleyball Falls in Five Sets at Florida Atlantic
10/11/2016 - The Rice Owls volleyball squad saw their season-long eight match win streak come to an end Tuesday afternoon with a five-set loss (25-14, 24-26, 25...
Volleyball Runs Win Streak to Eight Straight
10/09/2016 - The Rice Owls volleyball team pushed their season-high win streak to eight consecutive matches with a 3-0 sweep (25-22, 25-23, 26-24) at FIU Sunday...
Volleyball Match at Florida Atlantic Rescheduled
10/05/2016 - Due to potential weather concerns regarding Hurricane Matthew, the Owls scheduled match this weekend originally set for Friday at Florida Atlantic ...
McDaniel Selected C-USA Defensive Player of the...
10/03/2016 - Rice junior setter Madison McDaniel was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, the league office announced.
Owls Make it Seven Straight Wins, Defeat Tigers
10/01/2016 - The Rice Owls volleyball team won their second match in as many days with a 3-1 (25-18, 18-25, 25-17, 25-22) victory over the Tennessee State...
Owls Win Sixth Straight, Sweep Blue Raiders
09/30/2016 - The Rice Owls volleyball team won their sixth straight match with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-14) sweep of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Friday...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store