Volleyball finishes season with home and home vs. Tulane (W 3-1) (W 3-2)


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Good chance for the Coogs to finish the season with 2 wins.

Tulane
• The Green Wave enters Wednesday with a 3-15 conference record and 14-17 overall mark.
• Tulane ranks second in The American in service aces (1.39).
• Senior Justine Bowers ranks fourth in the conference in aces per set (0.33), also leading the team in assists per set (7.18). Sophomore Kaylie McHugh ranks sixth in the league in digs per set (4.65). Junior Dayna Kern leads the team in kills per set (2.25) and hitting percentage (.271), while freshman Markenzie Benoit holds the top mark in blocks per set (0.86).
• The Green Wave is in its second season under Head Coach Jim Barnes.
• Tulane was picked eighth in The American Preseason Coaches’ Poll.


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INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Freshman setter Abby Irvine recorded her team-leading 10th double-double of the season in a 22-assist, 10-dig effort.
• Duncan led Houston with 14 kills, coincidentally her 14th time to lead the team on the season. She also finished with three blocks (all assisted).
• Lynch finished with 11 kills, while Pertens finished with eight kills and three blocks (all assisted).
• Redshirt junior middle blocker Chenelle Walker tied her career-high with nine blocks (three solo, six assisted). Her nine blocks also tie Gardner, who finished with six kills, four blocks (all assisted) and two service aces, for the most recorded in a match on the season with both coming in four-set matches. Gardner recorded nine blocks (one solo, eight assisted) against Stetson in the team’s home opener on Sept. 8 as part of the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup.
• Sophomore libero Katie Karbo led all with 23 digs, her 17th time to lead all players in digs on the season. She also finished with a career-high nine assists and one service ace.
• Afflerbaugh tallied 14 digs, seven kills and four service aces.
• McCardell finished with 19 assists, five digs and one service ace.
• Houston outhit Tulane, .248-.135.


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Coogs wrap up the season 12-16, 8-12 in conference for an 8th place finish. Good improvement over last year’s winless conference season.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Freshman setter Abby Irvine recorded her team-leading 11th double-double of the season in a 25-assist, 15-dig effort.
• Afflerbaugh recorded her eighth double-double of the season and 15th overall of her career in a 14-kill, 12-dig effort. Afflerbaugh’s 14 kills marked her fourth time to lead the team on the season.
• McCardell recorded her fourth double-double of the season and 33rd overall of her career in a 18-assist, 13-dig effort.
• Freshman outside hitter Silvia Pertens finished with 11 kills.
• Gardner finished with 10 kills, six blocks (three solo, three assisted) and two aces, coming on consecutive serves in the fourth set.
• Lynch finished with nine kills, while redshirt junior middle blocker Chenelle Walker tallied six blocks (two solo, four assisted).
• Sophomore libero Katie Karbo finished with 22 digs, eight assists and one service ace.
• Redshirt freshman defensive specialist Kylie Napoleon recorded 14 digs, two assists and one service ace.
• Houston outhit Tulane, .230-.217.


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