VOLLEYBALL DROPS HEARTBREAKER IN FIVE GAMES TO ALABAMA A&M
The Lady Tigers volleyball team (4-14, 0-6 OVC) finished their weekend at Kean Hall on a low note after dropping a 3-2 decision to Alabama A&M (11-2, 4-0 SWAC) on Saturday afternoon. The five game match was only the second one of the season played by Tennessee State. Tennessee State held the Bulldogs to .023 hitting percentage to its .176 in game one on its way to winning 30-20. Alabama A&M was plagued by 13 errors in the opening game. The score of game two was identical to the opener as the Lady Tigers hit .250 to the Bulldogs' .029. Alabama A&M, who currently leads the SWAC with a 4-0 record, rebounded and capitalized on costly Lady Tiger errors to narrowly take both the third and fourth games with identical scores, 30-27. The Bulldogs held TSU to .019 and .068, respectively, for games three and four. Strong serving and only one error helped push Alabama A&M over the top in game five, 15-9. Two Bulldogs recorded double-doubles, Phyllis Hetie (15k, 15d) and Alex Brazelton (16k, 22d) while senior Jennifer Corral (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) collected another with 12 kills and 16 digs. Sophomore Catherine Armwood (Durham, N.C.) added 21 digs to the Lady Tigers' defensive effort and senior Kristin King (East St. Louis, Ill.) recorded a season-high two service aces. The Lady Tigers continue in their eight-match home stand, hosting Ohio Valley Conference rival AUstin Peay on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Kean Hall. Game time is set for 4 p.m.