Wednesday, November 9, 2005
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State kept on pace toward the opportunity of winning the school's first Ohio Valley Conference volleyball championship by sweeping visiting Austin Peay 3-0 in Kean Hall Wednesday night. The Lady Tigers, who began play Wednesday in a tie with Eastern Kentucky with a 12-2 league mark, gained early control of the match, won 30-21, 30-28, and 30-16 to improve to 21-10 and 13-2. The visiting Lady Govs, in a battle for a spot in next week's OVC Tournament, falls to 9-20 and 5-10. The balanced Lady Tiger offensive attack hit .257 as a team and had six players with at least six kills, led by Meesha Jackson's nine kills. Kelly Smith had six kills out of eight attempts for a .625 percentage. The league leaders in service aces in the OVC for the season, TSU had nine service aces in the match, led by Tiana Maua's five. Maua also had six kills and 25 set assists. Katrelle Armwood had 21 digs. The Lady Govs Kamaria Alexander was the lone player in the match in double digits in kills with 11. The Lady Govs were limited to 0.54 hitting as a team. Kristen Kirch had 15 digs while Alexander contributed with 13. TSU closes its regular season Saturday against Tennessee-Martin. APSU hosts Murray State in its finale.

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