Tournament: Sports Imports Classic
Score: Texas Tech 3, VCU 0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-19)
Location: Columbus, Ohio (Covelli Center)
Records: VCU 0-1, Texas Tech 1-0
The short story: Senior outside hitter Vicky Giommarini (Rome, Italy) blasted 10 kills, but it wasn't enough for VCU, which fell Texas Tech in season-opening action in Columbus, Ohio.
- Newcomer Jaelyn Jackson (South Chesterfield, Va.), a graduate transfer from Baylor, provided six blocks to the VCU cause
- Giommarini, a Second Team All-Atlantic 10 selection last season, hit .212 and supplied eight digs
- The Rams also received six kills apiece from seniors Jasmin Sneed (San Antonio, Texas) and Gina Tuzzolo (Newport News, Va.)
- On the back row, senior Madalon Simpson (Louisville, Ky.) added 12 digs for the Black and Gold
- Emily Hill led the Red Raiders with a match-high 20 kills. She hit .390 in the match for Texas Tech
- Texas Tech hit .280 overall, while VCU hit .139
- Back line play helped carry the day for Texas Tech. The Red Raider outdug VCU 49-38. Tech also served up six aces
- Friday's match served as the 2019 season opener for both clubs
- Sneed totaled three blocks against Texas Tech to move within 17 of VCU's career record
VCU will take on Lehigh at 5:30 p.m. Friday night in Columbus.