LSU's Desiree Elliott
LSU's Desiree Elliott
Photo by:Chris Parent, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
LSU Volleyball Report - Oct. 29
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Published: October 29, 2012, 09:36 PM (CT)
Updated: October 29, 2012, 09:37 PM (CT)
by Matt Dunaway, Associate SID

Overall Record: 10-13
SEC Record: 6-8

Last Week
Oct. 26 - Texas A&M [L, 3-1 - 20-25, 25-22, 11-25, 16-25]
Oct. 28 - Mississippi State [W, 3-0 - 25-12, 25-20, 25-18]

This Week
Nov. 3 - Ole Miss [3 p.m. - Televised by CST]

Notes on the Tigers
LSU split its matches for the sixth straight week in SEC action. The Tigers dropped their inaugural SEC decision with Texas A&M before picking up a season sweep of Mississippi State for the seventh consecutive year. Desiree Elliott paced LSU's offense with 4.29 kills and 1.29 blocks per set. She ripped a season's best 22 kills, one shy of a career-high, during the Texas A&M match. Madie Jones bounced back from a season-low hitting percentage against Texas A&M and ripped a match-best 14 kills on a .429 clip versus Mississippi State. Malorie Pardo compiled a pair of double-doubles to bring her total to a conference-high 10 during league matches. She enters this week's action two assists away from moving past former All-American Sam Dabbs for seventh place on the program's all-time list. LSU's back row improved its conference lead and has provided 17.14 digs per set. With her 32 digs over the weekend, Meghan Mannari vaulted into LSU's Top 10 in career digs. Her 4.83 per set average remains in second place on the SEC leaderboard. Sam Delahoussaye and Haley Smith returned to double figure digs with 13 and 11 scoops, respectively, versus Mississippi State. Khourtni Fears chipped in 2.25 kills and 1.00 blocks per set. She powered home a career-best nine kills during the Texas A&M match. LSU heads into the November portion of its schedule with a regionally televised contact against Ole Miss. Sunday's first serve is scheduled for 3 p.m., and the match will carried live by Cox Sports Television.


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