Tech opens road trip with victory over northern Colorado | Sports
The Texas Tech volleyball team opened their six-game road trip with a straight-set victory in Greeley, Colo. Over Northern Colorado.
Northern Colorado volleyball has entered the game undefeated in its five games this season, according to Northern Colorado Sports.
Tech was coming out of the Red Raider Classic over Labor Day weekend with wins over Texas and Rhode Island, according to Tech Athletics.
Junior outside hitter Reagan Cooper had a 10-kills performance in the win, totaling seven kills in the first set.
Tech got off to a quick start in the first set as the Red Raiders were able to take an early 10-4 lead.
Junior outside hitter Caitlin Dugan helped her team take the lead with two kills, two blocks and an ace serving early in the first set.
Tech continued to score against the Bears as Cooper’s fifth kill of the set made it 18-12.
The Red Raiders would start an 8-0 streak in the latter part of the set and Tech would end the set with a score of 25-12.
Tech was once again able to start quickly as a successful challenge from head coach Tony Greystone helped the Red Raiders take an early 4-1 lead.
Northern Colorado managed to keep the set close with three straight kills from senior outside hitter Kailey Jo Ince midway through the set.
Tech managed to regain the lead with kills from senior midfielder Brooke Kanas at 10-9.
The Red Raiders managed to take a small lead in the latter stages of the set, but northern Colorado rallied for a 5-0 run that helped take the lead at 20-19.
The teams continued to fight as the Bears had a three-point run while the Red Raiders were on set, tying the set at 24-24.
Tech would end up winning the set by a score of 27-25 with the help of another Cooper kill.
The Red Raiders were once again able to start quickly, quickly jumping to a 4-1 lead with the help of Kanas and Dugan wins.
Tech managed to start a 7-1 run to extend the lead to 14-6, before northern Colorado took their second time out of the set.
Tech continued to rally around the timeout which helped push the lead to 19-8.
The Red Raiders would eventually end the set with a score of 25-16, which ended the game in straight sets.
Tech will be in action again on Friday afternoon as they travel to Boulder, Colorado to take on host Colorado in the Buffs Invitational.