STELLAR DEFENSIVE EFFORT NOT ENOUGH TO PUSH VOLLEYBALL TO WIN OVER LIPSCOMB
NASHVILLE --- A strong defensive effort by the Tennessee State volleyball team (3-20, 0-8 OVC) nearly earned it its first win in 11 tries. The Lady Tigers fell to crosstown rival Lipscomb (7-14), 3-1. After a slow start in games one and two, the Lady Tigers turned up the heat and snatched away game three, 30-28. Junior Catherine Armwood (Durham, N.C.), who had a double-double on the night, notched a season-high 30 digs while freshman Kelly Davis (Farrell, Pa.) added 42 assists. Also contributing double digit figures in the kill column were rookie Kristen Metz (Saskatchewan, Canada) with 15, junior Jennifer Washington (East Pointe, Ga.) 18 and sophomore LaQuita Marsh (Chattanooga, Tenn.) with 10. Junior Thereza Wright (El Paso, Texas) hit a whopping .571 with 12 kills, five digs, two service aces and four block assists. Tennessee State returns to action on Thursday as it hosts Eastern Kentucky. Match time is set for 7 p.m.