Senior Day Victory For Alabama Volleyball!
The University of Alabama Women's Volleyball team (2-5) defeated the LSU Tigers (2-3) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Sunday afternoon. This match was re-scheduled due to the Covid-19 outbreak on LSU's campus over the last week, which also effected the football game between Alabama and LSU.
Alabama also celebrated the 2020 senior class before the game in a pre-match ceremony. Alabama would begin the best-of-5 matchup by dropping the first set 25-21, but bouncing back in the 2nd set 25-21. Alabama wouldn't surrender a lead again in the match winning both the 3rd and 4th games 25-18 and 25-21.
Alabama led the total match in hitting percentage at .310 which is their best percentage in conference play since 2016. Leading the way for the Crimson Tide was Sophomore Kennedy Muckelroy who finished the day with 17 kills and 4 aces in the match. It was also a big game for senior Kaylee Thomas. Thomas shared after the game how much her team has meant to her throughout her time at Alabama.
"This program in general means a lot to me," Thomas said. "I have wanted to come here since I was a little girl, so being able to be here means so much to me. When the team scores a point or when they're successful, I want to cheer them on and boost them up. I love this volleyball program and Alabama as a whole."
Head coach Lindsey Devine spoke on what she will be looking for in the final match of the fall against LSU on Monday.
"If we are able to execute in the way we did in Sunday's matchup, then people will start saying watch out for Alabama," Devine said. "Going back to back is hard, but if we can do the right things and we will be in the conversation in the Spring season. It's because we have put in the work on the front end and we are gonna reap the rewards in the Spring.
Coach Devine also spoke on the students and team going home for Thanksgiving and Christmas break and concerns with Covid-19.
"Our players know what they have to do," Devine said. "If you approach it with fear, then you're not gonna be in control of the situation. They have been doing this since August, and they have a great foundation of what to do. They are going to be safe for themselves and for this program."
Alabama will look to close out the fall campaign Monday as they take on LSU inside Fosters Auditorium. Remember, you can follow the game and all Alabama sports right here at Tide1009.com and on Twitter at Tide1009.