Oct. 7, 2012
HOUSTON- Rice moved into a first place tie atop the C-USA standings as it swept Tulane 3-0 in its annual Dig Pink match at Tudor Fieldhouse. Jillian Humphrey led the Owls with 11 kills and six blocks.
"I am happy with sweeping both UTEP and Tulane over the weekend," said Rice Head Coach Genny Volpe. "Two sweeps in a row doesn't come that often in C-USA play, so it is nice to see that and how focused we were. I was really proud of the team for keeping their focus throughout the entire match."
"We had strong starts, which is something we haven't been doing, in each set, I thought that was good," added Volpe.
"Jillian Humphrey had an excellent match, both offensively and defensively, and Mariah had a solid overall performance," continued Volpe. "Megan Murphy had one of the best matches that she's had this season, she was consistent and had great distribution."
The Owls (13-8, 6-1 C-USA) moved into a first place tie with Tulsa atop the C-USA standings. Rice has won eight of its last nine matchups.
Tulane (4-14, 2-5 C-USA) was held to .109 hitting by the Owls, while Rice hit .317 for the match.
Humphrey, playing on her 20th birthday, hit .500 (11K-1E-20TA) to post double digit kills for the fourth time in C-USA play this season. The sophomore from Hanszen College posted six blocks, giving her five or more blocks for the fourth straight match.
Nancy Cole posted 10 kills, giving her double digit kills for the fifth straight match and the 16th time this season.
Megan Murphy had 30 assists, her ninth straight match with 30+ assists. She added in five kills on .571 hitting (5K-1E-7TA), and 10 digs, giving her a fifth double double in seven C-USA games this year.
Noelle Whitlock led the squad with 14 digs.
Rice took the first set 25-16, as the Owls hit .364 compared to the Green Wave's .056. Humphrey had five kills and four blocks in the first set.
The Owls hit .393 in the second set, and broke 14 of Tulane's 15 serves to win the set 25-14.
Rice's volleyball program, in partnership with the Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink program, raised a record amount of funds for Breast Cancer research and support, nearly quintupling its support from just two years ago.
Rice travels to Marshall, who sits in third place in C-USA, a half-game behind Tulsa and Rice, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12. The Owls return home to take part in Centennial Weekend festivities, hosting East Carolina at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 14.
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