Alabama Volleyball: Tide Falls to South Carolina 2-3 in Five

Alabama Crimson Tide Volleyball team fell to the South Carolina Gamecocks 3-2 in five sets Friday night in Foster Auditorium.

Alabama (16-13, 5-12 SEC) fell behind early to the Gamecocks (17-13, 5-13 SEC), losing the first two sets 20-25 and 12-25. They came out of the locker room winning the next two sets 25-17 and 25-20 to force a decisive fifth set. The Tide fell behind early in the final set and could not complete the comeback with the final set going to the Gamecocks 7-15.

Gamecocks junior outside hitter Juliette Thévenin posted four career bests with 27 kills on 73 attempts, 4 solo blocks and 6 blocks overall. She also had 16 digs and made her 11th double-double this season.

Alabama’s Kayla Fitterer led the Tide with 26 kills on 83 attempts, while Kryssi Daniels had a match-best 3 aces. The Crimson Tide lost in every statistical category except aces, favoring Alabama 5-2.

Alabama still leads the Gamecocks in the series 23-18. They will host Auburn in the home season finale on Sunday at 1pm in Foster Auditorium. The match will start at 1pm CT and will be broadcast on CSS. The University of Alabama posted on their site that fans with a Western Carolina football ticket will get into the game free on Sunday.

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