Women's Volleyball

Techsters Claw Grambling for 3-0 Victory

Oct. 15, 2014

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RUSTON, La. - Rebecca Redgen totaled her fourth double-double in the last four matches as the senior led Louisiana Tech to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-17, 25-16) victory over the Grambling State Lady Tigers in the team's "Dig Pink" match on Wednesday night in the Thomas Assembly Center.

LA Tech (8-13) hit a season-high .372 as a team with 47 total kills to help the Lady Techsters record their 28th straight non-conference victory over Grambling State (2-16), which totaled 21 kills and 16 errors for a .058 attacking mark.

"I am happy for the players tonight," head coach Adriano de Souza said. "They stayed together as a team and maintained a high level of play throughout the match. I hope they can bring the same enthusiasm to our next few matches in Conference USA play."

Redgen's 12 kills and 18 digs equaled success for LA Tech (8-13), as the Gladstone, Australia native did not commit a hitting error in the match with a career-high .545 attacking percentage in three sets. Redgen was not the only Lady Techster that shined in the win over I-20 foe Grambling State, as Angela Papach totaled a career-high 14 kills in 17 attempts with just one error (.765 attacking pct.) to help LA Tech defeat the Tigers.

Papach and Redgen each had five kills in the opening set, as LA Tech combined to total 15 kills as a team with a .414 hitting percentage to lead the team to a 1-0 advantage in the match with a 25-10 win in the first. The Lady Techsters held Grambling to a zero attacking percentage with five kills and as many errors for the early lead in the match.

LA Tech heated up even more in the second set as the team hit .429 with 15 kills, led by Redgen, who totaled four more kills in the game and no errors for an .800 attacking percentage in the set. Papach also kept the hot hand for the Lady Techsters with four kills of her own in the set to give LA Tech a 2-0 lead in the match with a 25-17 over the Lady Tigers in the second.

The Lady Techsters held Grambling State to a zero hitting percentage for the second time on the night in the third set, forcing six errors, while LA Tech had more kills in the third, 17, than in the previous two sets. LA Tech held a commanding lead over the Tigers throughout the set and Papach's five kills in the game helped the Lady Techsters close out the set, 25-16, and the match with a 3-0 sweep.

In addition to career days by Redgen and Papach, freshman Danielle Bristow made her first career start for the Lady Techsters and totaled four kills and three blocks to help lead LA Tech to a win on its home court. Adria Morales led the team with 29 assists on the night, while also notching five kills, two service aces, four digs and a block.

Grambling's Kiara Finley led the Lady Tigers with nine kills and a .286 hitting percentage, while also totaled five assists and seven digs in the loss.

LA Tech will wrap up its four-match home stretch on Sunday as the Lady Techsters host Conference USA mate North Texas at 2 p.m. in the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston.

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