- Tech falls to 1-6 in Big 12 play to No. 9 BYU.
- The Red Raiders played well against a ranked conference opponent on the road.
- Rhodes leads the team in double-doubles.
The No. 9 BYU Cougars defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 21-25, 25-22, 7-25, 25-22, 12-15, in five sets Friday night at Smith Fieldhouse, in Provo, Utah.
Tech (8-11, 1-6 Big 12) forced BYU (15-3, 4-2 Big 12) into a fifth set as Tech held the Cougars to one of their lowest hitting percentages of the season.
Tech Senior Reese Rhodes had a strong night after posting her team-leading eighth double-double of the season with 39 assists and 10 digs, as well as six kills on 10 swings (.500). Brynn Williams tallied 16 kills and 13 digs, she collected Tech’s second double-double of the season, and her seventh of the year.
In addition to Williams, Rhodes, Abby Dickinson (12), and Maddie Correa (15), four Red Raiders had double-digit digs against the Cougars. Correa picked up 15 digs and has now reached 800 for her career. Dickinson, Hansen, and Emily Contreras also scored two aces each, with both achieving career highs.
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WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE RED RAIDERS
The Red Raiders will play another match against the No. 9 BYU Cougars on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. Texas Tech will be at home in the United Supermarkets Arena with a series against the Houston Cougars on October 20th and 21st and can be watched on ESPN+.