The volleyball team sits just 1 game from 500 after win against Houston
Posted on Sep 26, 2012 in Sports
With career night came the first conference match of the season for the Lady Blazers this past weekend and with their home arena under their feet, the green and gold took home the win over UH, 3-2.
Number 6, Kirsten Gallagher rocked the evening with her career high 16 kills to shut down Houston in UAB’s first conference game this year.
That leaves the Lady Blazers with a 7-8 and 1-0 record this season thus far. The night ended with three wins ( 25-18, 25-12, 15-11) and two losses ( 20-25, 15-25) showing that although the Women only took UH by one match, their scores followed close behind, covering their losses.
It was Friday night’s star- Gallagher- who sent the Cougars back home to shut out the evening. The close 13-11 that the Blazers held grew tremendously after Gallagher knocked away 10 straight points for the team.
The 6-2 senior wasn’t the only team member to cause uproar in the stadium last Friday. Also named to the Senior CLASS Award watch list, Sam Serley was packed all in her kills with the exception of one.
This gave her four out of five attempt take downs in the fourth frame totaling 12 Serley kills for the team by the end of the match.
Kate Morrell also matched with 12 in game kills. Allison Woods and Becca Howard came together for 48 assists as well as 25 digs, both with a double-double in the victory.
Rachel Fairbanks also posted 18 digs throughout the evening to give the Blazers the win.
It all came together in the clutch for the ladies as they walked away from their home court with their first conference win for the season.
After taking on Rice Sunday, the girls will travel to El Paso and try their luck against UTEP Friday for another chance at a win.
Senior Staff Writer