Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University volleyball team defeated Tennessee Tech in three straight sets Saturday afternoon in Kean Hall.
The set scores were: 25-23, 25-19, 25-18.
With the win, Tennessee State improved to 14-9 (10-6 OVC) while Tennessee Tech fell to 4-22 (3-13 OVC).
Tennessee Tech was led by Natalie Penrod's 12 kills while Madison Comperry recorded 20 set assists.
The score was tied 10-10 in the opening set when the Tigers used a 5-0 run to capture a 15-10 advantage. Later in the frame, back-to-back kills from Terakka Walker and Shaquita Williams made the score, 18-12, in favor of the home team. Tech pulled to within one, four different times before finally knotting the score at 23-all. TSU, however, managed to hold on for the win following a TTU service error and a service ace from Calasia Williams.
In the second set, TSU grabbed a, 20-16, lead behind a block from Terakka Walker and Shaquita Williams. A kill from Walker made TSU's advantage, 22-17, before the Tigers went on to win, 25-19. TSU hit .364 in the contest.
A kill by Erika Moss put TSU on top, 8-3, in the third set. After TSU increased the advantage to, 10-4, TTU called a timeout in attempt to slow down the momentum. The Tigers, however, continued to roll and stretched the lead to, 19-9, before going on to win, 25-18.
Tennessee State hit a scorching .374 and tallied 50 kills in the contest while Tennessee Tech only managed 34 kills behind a .253 hitting percentage. TSU also held the advantage in digs, 36-27.
The Tigers return to action on Tuesday, Nov.1 when they host Lipscomb. Match time is slated for 6 p.m. in Kean Hall.