MEMPHIS, Tennessee – After solely the fourth 100-degree efficiency in program historical past, East Carolina went on to go 3-2 (23-25, 25-13, 27-25, 19-25, 15-12) in an American Athletic Conference recreation Sunday afternoon. towards Memphis by the Larry O. Finch Center.
The Pirates (10-18, 5-11 AAC) recorded double-digit wins in a season for the primary time since 2019 and gained their third five-set resolution of the season. The Tigers (17-12, 7-9 AAC) had gained 12 of 17 dwelling video games earlier within the day and had not misplaced to East Carolina since 2017 in Memphis.
Paced by a profession excessive of 34 digs Kenzie Beckham, ECU set a faculty document for digging in an AAC competitors, registering 107 — the third most in program historical past. Though the Tigers held the higher hand in blocks (12-9) and kills (63-59), East Carolina beat their opponents by .177 to .137 and compelled Memphis to 32 offensive errors.
Angeles Alderete beat all gamers with 23 kills – her ninth 20-kill efficiency of the season – and added 18 digs to finish her 14th double-double. Izzy Marinelli adopted by 18 kills of their very own, adopted by two double-double efforts by the Pirates’ setters. Payton Evenstad had 27 assists and 12 digs Julianna Askew contributed 24 assists and 14 digs. Kianie Cummings chipped with seven blocks for good measure.
Miaya Smith led 5 Memphis gamers with 15 kills by double digits however dedicated eight errors to hit simply .146.
The Tigers began 6-1 within the opening set after three straight kills from Alexis Lewis. Memphis maintained a four-point lead via to 23-19, however ECU scored three straight factors to attract inside one. The Tigers have been in a position to maintain on in the long run and scored two of the final three factors.
East Carolina rallied with authority within the second stanza, racing to a 16-7 lead after an attacking error from Memphis. The Tigers did not get previous the remainder of the best way Alyssa Finister Kill sealed the set.
The Pirates grabbed the momentum within the third body. Despite dealing with a 24-22 deficit late within the proceedings, ECU capitalized on kills from Alderete and Carla Nordkreuz to knot the notch. Tabytha Toelke briefly restored Memphis’ lead with a kill, however East Carolina snatched the set because of a Tiger attacking error and two Alderete kills.
Memphis was in a position to safe the fourth set with six factors and slipped into the lead with 8:6 within the deciding set. However, a 6-1 pirate run from there proved greater than the house aspect may deal with. With ECU main 14-12 on match level, Toelke shot throughout the top line however the linesman signaled the ball in. East Carolina’s head coach Adler Augustine challenged the decision and the Down officer dominated in favor of Purple and Gold. Tigers head coach Sean Burdette set himself a problem, trying to elicit a contact or internet name from the sport, but it surely proved futile because the Pirates snatched the away triumph.
Next: East Carolina hosts UCF on Friday, November 18 at 6 p.m. on the Williams Arena on the Minges Coliseum.