Oct. 1, 2006
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.