Houston Hands Tulane First C-USA Volleyball Loss

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Jenn Miller recorded 17 assists and one kill for the Green Wave
Jenn Miller recorded 17 assists and one kill for the Green Wave

Oct. 1, 2006

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HOUSTON, Texas - The Tulane Green Wave volleyball team was handed its first Conference USA loss Sunday at the University of Houston, falling to the Cougars 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 30-24). Tulane falls to 3-1 in C-USA and 7-6 overall. Houston (12-7; 3-1 C-USA) has won seven of eight.

Sophomore outside hitter Sara Radosevic led Tulane with 15 kills to go with 12 digs. Freshman outside hitter Ksenija Vlaskovic also had a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs. Sophomore middle blocker Jen Linder recorded six kills on 10 attempts for a .400 hitting percentage, while senior outside Sara Thorson added five kills.

Freshman libero Jenn Miller chipped in 17 digs while adding a kill for the second-straight match. Sophomore setter Luna Rebrovic and freshman setter Rachel Lindelow added 21 and 19 assists respectively.

Houston finished strong in game one, pulling away for a 30-25 win. In game two, the Cougars surged ahead 17-12 and never looked back. Game three was all Cougars, as Houston used a 16-6 run to take a 29-20 lead. The Wave staved off elimination with four-straight points, but the Cougars slammed the door on the 30-24 victory.

The Wave were hit just .128 for the match (47 of 125), and were out-blocked 9-3.

Houston's Justine Farmer and Kelly McAnelly each posted 14 kills, with McAnelly hitting .370 for the match.

Tulane falls into second place in C-USA, tied with Houston, a game and a half back of 5-0 Tulsa. The longest Tulane was undefeated in C-USA play came in 2003 when the Wave opened league play 6-0 en route to a 25-7 season.



The Green Wave return home to Fogelman Arena on Friday Oct. 6 to play host to SMU at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 8, conference leader Tulsa visits for a 1 p.m. match.