LSU volleyball catches fire to distance itself from UL-Lafayette in four sets

Transfer Jade Demps tops Tigers with 15 kills in victory

LSU setter Maddie Waak had her fifth career double-double with 42 assists and 20 digs in Wednesday's 3-1 win over UL-Lafayette. PHOTO BY: LSU athletics

Wisconsin transfer Jade Demps had a career-high 15 kills and LSU broke a 1-1 all tie to turn back UL-Lafayette for a 3-1 victory Wednesday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The Tigers (3-3) defeated the Ragin’ Cajuns (4-4) for the 15th consecutive time, taking a 25-17, 20-25, 25-12, 25-12 victory.  

Demps, a right-side hitter, had her second double-double of the season with 15 kills and 10 digs. She had a .400 attacking percentage and three blocks.

Freshman outside hitter Jurnee Robinson had a .350 attacking percentage with 11 kills and outside hitter Sanaa Dotson added 10 kills. Setting Maddie Waak tallied her fifth career double-double with 42 assists and a career-best 20 digs.

Libero Erin Carmichael also reached double figures in digs with 10 and had nine assists and one ace, while middle blocker Angie Lee had a match-best four blocks and five kills.

LSU held a close 15-14 lead in the first and expanded that lead to 20-15 on five kills from Demps and four from Robinson.

The Tigers bounced from a setback in the second set with consecutive 25-12 verdicts in the third and fourth sets to win the match.

After building an early 6-2 lead, LSU increased its lead to 20-12 and capped the set with the final five points. Demps had six kills in the set and two blocks. The Tigers jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the fourth set, including a 9-0 run, and improved that margin to 18-9 with seven of the last 10 points in the set.

Dotson contributed six kills and middle blocker Anita Anwusi four kills.

LSU returns home to host Southeastern Louisiana at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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