Texas Tech was able to break a four-match losing streak on Wednesday, Oct. 14, with a 3-0 win against West Virginia.

Freshman Sarah Redding had the best night of her young career and led the team with 11 kills.

Texas Tech totaled 43 kills and had an attack percentage of .292 against the mountaineers.

"Every night in this conference is a battle," head coach Don Flora said. "So, getting a complete match from numerous people was valuable."

"Having Sarah Redding put the ball away earlier was a key to our balance tonight," Flora said. "Both of our middles were able to be effective in transition."

After winning the first two hard fought matches there was drama in the third set with the opportunity to sweep.  After the Red Raiders built a 19-14 advantage, West Virginia pulled within two after rattling off four of the next five. However, Tech put down the gas pedal and closed out the match with five of the final six points to take set three, 25-20.

Grubb had 12-assists in each set, finishing with 36.

Defensively it was a block party for the Red Raiders, Douglass racked up four, one unassisted, while Keenan and Ybanez each had three.

It was also a pretty good day of serving for Tech who tallied three service aces, with the fiery shots coming from Douglass, Audrey Fragniere and Ashley Morgan.

"It was important to keep pressure on the Mountaineers from our service line," Flora said. "Serving needs to continue to be a key focus for us."

The Red Raiders don't have much of a break as they head to Austin to wrangle the no. 2 ranked Longhorns of UT Saturday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.

[Source: Texastech.com]

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