LSU Volleyball Report - Oct. 22

LSU's Malorie Pardo
LSU's Malorie Pardo
Chris Parent (@chrisparent)
Matt Dunaway
Matt Dunaway

Overall Record: 9-12
SEC Record: 5-7

Last Week
Oct. 19 - Auburn [W, 3-1 - 25-22, 32-30, 22-25, 25-20]
Oct. 21 - Kentucky [L, 3-0 - 19-25, 18-25, 22-25]

This Week
Oct. 26 - Texas A&M [7 p.m. - Televised by CST]
Oct. 28 - Mississippi State [1 p.m. - Televised by CSS/CST]

Nominees for SEC Defensive Player of the Week

Meghan Mannari, DS, 5-9, Sr., Frisco, Texas
A week after becoming the 12th member of LSU's 1,000 career digs club, Mannari took her play to another level en route to an impressive 7.57 digs per set average. She secured a career-high 40 digs during LSU's 3-1 victory over Auburn fueled by a 16-scoop second set. Her 40 digs were the second-most in program history for a single match only behind former All-American Elena Martinez's 43 scoops at Alabama in 2007. The 40 digs for Mannari also were the highest total for a LSU player in program history and a SEC player during a four-set match this season. The Frisco, Texas, native added 13 digs over three sets at Kentucky and has notched double digit scoops in five straight matches since returning to the libero role. Her 5.67 digs per set ratio in conference play would pace the SEC if Mannari didn't miss LSU's first six league outings due to injury.

Weekly Totals
SP    Kills    Err      Att    PCT    Assists    Aces    Digs    BS    BA    TB    Team * Hitting %
7    0    0    0    .000    4    2    35    0    0    0    .150

Notes on the Tigers
It was a weekend of milestones as LSU split its matches for the fifth consecutive week in SEC play. Malorie Pardo became the eighth player in program history to eclipse 2,000 career assists during LSU's 3-1 victory over Auburn. Sam Delahoussaye and Madie Jones joined the program's 1,000 career dig and 1,000 career kill clubs, respectively, in LSU's 3-0 setback at Kentucky. Jones paced LSU's offense with 3.29 kills per set and extended her run to 11 straight matches with double figure spikes. Desiree Elliott and Helen Boyle chipped in 3.00 and 2.86 kills per set. The duo had their stretch of 10 consecutive efforts with 10 or more kills come to close during the Kentucky match. A key to the Auburn victory was Jackie Gerig's performance off the bench. She provided 22 assists, five digs and three kills over her two-plus frames of action. Meghan Mannari turned in a memorable performance and reeled in a career-best 40 digs versus Auburn. The 40 digs for Mannari was the second-highest total for a single match in program history behind former All-American Elena Martinez's 43 scoops at Alabama in 2007. The Frisco, Texas, native finished the week with a 7.57 digs per set average.  LSU concludes the October portion of its schedule with a pair of televised home matches versus Texas A&M [Friday - 7 p.m. televised by CST] and Mississippi State [Sunday - 1 p.m. televised by CSS].





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