USF volleyball takes on Memphis in home finale

Posted: November 22, 2015 in Volleyball
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The Bulls, 9-20 (6-11), are playing in their final home game of the season against the Memphis Tigers, 17-13 (8-9), on senior night for the ladies (game begins at 1 PM). USF beat the Tigers in 4 sets on October 9th and will try to do it again. 

USF is hitting .193 on the year, while opponents are hitting .227 against them. The Tigers are hitting .193 while opponents are hitting .181. This should be a closely contested match.

The Tigers are led by junior outside hitter Catlin Lilly (6’1″) who has 305 kills (2.75 kills per set), 33 service aces (44 errors), and 294 digs (2.65 digs per set) on the year. She had 16 kills and 14 digs in the first contest. Junior right side hitter McKenzie Hayes (6’1″) has 265 kills on the year (2.41 kills per set) and has 112 digs on the season. She totaled 9 kills, 6 digs and 4 total blocks in the first match last year. Redshirt senior libero Lindsey Purvis (5’3″) has 66 assists, 26 service aces (26 errors), and 384 digs (3.43 digs per set). Purvis had 2 assists and 13 digs in the first match. Redshirt senior setter Veronica Zimmerman (5’10”) has 756 assists (8.69 assists per set) and 218 digs on the year. She had 33 assists and 20 digs in the first game.

For the Bulls to win this game, the big hitters have to step up and take over the game. Dakota Hampton has 298 kills and 307 digs on the year. She had 13 kills and 13 digs in the first match. Others like Denise Belcher who has 210 kills (.188 hitting percentage) have to step up, support Hampton and go on the offensive. This is their last home game of the year, why not go out on a victory?

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