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Volleyball wins one, loses one game against Tulane

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Senior outside hitter Dana Powell returns a volley during play against Tulane Saturday afternoon. SMU lost 3-1. They will play Memphis on Friday.

Senior outside hitter Dana Powell returns a volley during play against Tulane Saturday afternoon. SMU lost 3-1. They will play Memphis on Friday. (Karissa Jobman/The Daily Campus)

The SMU Volleyball team was defeated 3-1 by Tulane Saturday afternoon at Moody Coliseum.

The Mustangs only defeated the Green Wave three out of the 15 times that they have paled up leaving the match record to 12-3.

The Mustangs wore pink uniforms in support of breast cancer awareness and funds from the game went towards breast cancer research as part of their participation in the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink Campaign during the match.

SMU started off the match strong and took the first set from Tulane. The Mustangs were able to record 11 kills in the first set with the help of junior middle blocker Courtney Manning, who earned her first double-double of the season with 12 kills and 11 blocks. After the set was tied 10-10, SMU crushed Tulane by outscoring them in the set 25-14.

The Green Wave controlled the second set by gaining a six point lead with a score of 18-12. The Mustangs could not overcome the lead and fell short in the attempt for a comeback, losing the set 25-23 and heading back to the locker room with the match tied at 1-1.

The Mustangs started off the third set strong but were soon outscored by the Green Wave. Tulane took a 6 point lead with a score of 16-10 and SMU could not recover. The Green Wave captured the set with a score of 20-25.

In the fourth set, the Mustangs were down by three points with a score of 7-4, but were soon able to recover and take the lead. The Mustangs strived for a comeback and were able to cut down the lead by three points with a score of 22-21. Tulsa closed out the set before any comeback could emerge and took the victory home with a score of 25-22.

The Mustangs drop down to an overall record of 6-12 and a conference record of 2-4, while Tulane improves their overall record to 6-10 and conference record to 1-4.

The SMU Women’s Volleyball defeated the Tulane Green Wave 3-1 Sunday afternoon at Moody Coliseum.

The Green Wave took a early win in the first set making the score 29-27, but the Mustangs conquered the last three in the game.

The score stayed a even 10-10 midway in the second set.

The Mustangs took the lead causing them to win the second set 15-5. The Mustangs brought the fire in the third set outscoring Tulane 25-15.

The Mustangs continued the scoring streak in the fourth set scoring 8 of the first 12 points. The Green Wave cut the lead one point twice in the middle of the set. The Mustangs came back five points completing the final match 25-19.

Senior Dana Powell led the team with 13 kills and matched fellow senior Sydney Steward with 14 digs. Senior Jessica Oliver and freshman Caroline Young each added 12 points to the win.

The Mustangs advanced their season high with 16 blocks, while the Green Wave only had four blocks.

The Mustangs travel to Tennessee Friday to take on the Memphis Tigers at 7 p.m.

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