LADY TIGERS DROP HOME OPENER TO JACKSONVILLE STATE
NASHVILLE---The Tennessee State University volleyball team fell 3-0 (28-30, 27-30, 28-30) to Jacksonville State Friday night, ending an 11-game home winning streak. Tennessee State (6-8, 0-1) got off to an early lead in game one, leading by as many as five points (12-7) before Jacksonville State (7-4, 1-0) rallied five straight points to knot the game at 12-12. The Lady Tigers regained momentum and once again stretched the lead to five (27-22). After a kill by Jacksonville's Joi Watts, the Gamecocks won six straight points and never looked back. In game two, a determined Tennessee State went back and forth with the Jacksonville State before the Gamecocks went on to win the game 30-27. TSU had a hitting percentage of .343 in the second game of the match. The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in game three with two service aces by Tiana Maua. Tennessee State maintained the lead for most of the game but a kill by JSU's Brittney Whitten sealed the game for the Gamecocks. Kelly Davis led the offensive charge with 13 kills while Tiana Maua added 30 set assists for the match. Katie Lippi recorded 11 digs for the Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers will face Samford University tomorrow, September 23rd, at 2:00 p.m. in Kean Hall.