RECAP: @UTTyler_Vball opens Dakotas Patriot Classic with two wins
Birmingham-Southern (3-1)
UT Tyler (5-0)
9/8/2017 | Tyler, Tx | Attendance: 225
Birmingham-Southern232413 -- --
UT Tyler252625 -- --
Stats at a Glance17BSCUTT
Hitting Pct..152.284
Total Attacks112116
Statistical Leaders17BSCUTT
KillsMarjorie Ward - 7
Milea Ray - 7
Emmy Kilgore - 7
Rebecca Erwin - 7
Brianna Bellehumeur - 10
AssistsRachel Lee - 31
Reighanna Guzman - 20
AcesRachel Lee - 1
Milea Ray - 1
Julia Shoemake - 1
Brianna Bellehumeur - 1
Loren Guerra - 1
DigsCaroline Johnson - 18
Makenna Bartlett - 17
BlocksMarjorie Ward - 1
Julia Denby - 1
Samantha Lee - 5

Friday, September 8, 2017

TYLER – The UT Tyler volleyball team has matched the best start to a season in program history after opening the Dakotas Patriot Classic with wins over Birmingham-Southern and Hendrix on Friday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

The Patriots (6-0) swept through BSC with a 25-23, 26-24, 25-13 win to begin the day and then secured a tough 25-21, 19-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-7 victory over Hendrix to finish off the night. UT Tyler was 6-0 last season to establish the best start to any season in program history before the Warrior knocked them off. UT Tyler will look to go 7-0 for the first time ever when they take on Texas Lutheran at noon before closing out the tournament with a 4 p.m. match against Rhodes College.

UT Tyler is now 2-0 in five-set matches this season after earning the win over Hendrix. Blair Dressendorfer led the team with 14 kills and also had 11 digs, while Brianna Bellehumeur and Samantha Lee had kills each and Brieanne Brown had 10 for the Patriots in the win. Reighanna Guzman led the offense with 30 assist and had 16 digs, while Makenna Bartlett had a career-best 37 digs in the win. Madison Denning added 21 assists and had four digs.

Bellehumeur led the team with 10 kills and 10 digs in the sweep of BSC to begin the day, while Bartlett had 17 digs and Guzman had 20 assists and 15 digs from the setter position. It was the third sweep of the season for the Patriots.

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