Oct. 6, 2006
New Orleans, La. - The Tulane volleyball team connected on its highest percentage in almost three years as it rolled over SMU 3-0 (30-14, 30-26, 30-21), Friday night at Fogelman Arena. Sophomore outside hitter Sara Radosevic was unstoppable for the Green Wave, with 23 kills on 32 attempts.
Radosevic set her career-high in hitting percentage with just one error for a .688 clip. Sophomore middle blocker Jen Linder hit .714 with 10 kills on 14 attempts (against no errors).
"Offensively, we were firing well tonight, especially our big gun," head coach Liz Kritza said. "Sara is a gifted player and her biggest challenge is minimizing errors. She had a pretty special night offensively. Her opportunities to score came from our team executing within our system, which is based on solid first contact and consistent sets."
As a team, the Wave hit .408 with 55 kills on 103 swings. It was the highest hitting percentage for Tulane since October 23, 2003, when the Wave hit .438 against Southern. Tulane hit .429 in game one and game two, while connecting for a .364 percentage in game three.
With the win, Tulane remains in second in C-USA at 4-1 (8-6 overall), setting up a showdown with first-place Tulsa (18-3, 5-0 entering the weekend) Sunday at 1 p.m. at Fogelman Arena.
Freshman outside hitter Ksenija Vlaskovic added 10 kills on a .333 percentage, while freshman libero Jenn Miller pitched in 15 digs. Sophomore setter Luna Rebrovic paced the Green Wave with 29 assists while freshman Rachel Lindelow added 21.
SMU falls to 10-10 overall, 1-5 in Conference USA.