VOLLEYBALL NARROWLY MISSES FIRST OVC WIN;FALLS TO EKU, 3-2
The Tennessee State Lady Tigers (6-18, 0-10 OVC)almost picked up their first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season but were edged, 3-2, by Eastern Kentucky (6-9, 7-3 OVC) on Friday night. The match was only the third time this season the Lady Tigers had played to five games. Eastern Kentucky dominated game one, jumping off to an 11-1 lead en route to winning, 30-15. Game two was the same story as the Colonels smothered the Tennessee State offensive efforts. EKU took game two, 30-13. Suddenly the tide changed after the break and the Lady Tigers showed signs of life. Tennessee State set the Colonels back on their heels, snatching game three, 30-28. An even stronger Lady Tiger effort helped them to take game four, 30-28. Tennessee State hit .264 while holding Eastern Kentucky to a mere .125. Despite hitting .310 in the final game of the match, Tennessee State narrowly fell to the Colonels, 15-10. Senior Jennifer Corral (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) led the Lady Tigers' attack with a double-double (15k, 11d) while sophomore Catherine Armwood (Durham, N.C.) led the defensive effort with 16 digs. Freshman Krystie Kaukola (Fairfax, Minn.) hit a team-high .368 with eight kills and four digs. Two Lady Tigers recorded two service aces each - sophomore Thereza Wright (El Paso, Texas) and senior Kristin King (East St. Louis, Ill.). Tennessee State returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Murray, Ky. to take on Murray State. Game time is set for 2 p.m.