Saturday, September 30, 2006
NASHIVILLE---The Lady Tiger volleyball team grabs it's third OVC victory by defeating visiting Murray State, 3-1 (34-32, 29-31, 30-28, 33-31, in a hard fought four games. With the win the Lady Tigers move to 10-8 overall and 3-1 in the OVC. The Lady Tigers started strong and were challenged early, going to extra points to decide game one (34-32). Murray was determined to hold on to its unblemished 3-0 OVC record and took an early lead in game two. The Lady Racers were eventually able to pull out a slim 31-29 win over the Lady Tigers. TSU turned the tables in game three, going up by as many as eight points. Service aces by Tiana Maua helped the Lady Tigers push to the 30-28 victory. The Lady Tigers went point for point with the Lady Racers in the fourth and deciding game from the opening whistle. Serving for the game, Endia Oliver came through with an ace to seal the match for Tennessee State. The match highlighted outstanding performances from several Lady Tigers. Kelly Davis recorded a double-double with 18 kills and 17 digs. Erika Godbolt also had a double-double performance with 13 kills and 16 digs. Meesha Jackson put down 18 kills for TSU. Tiana Maua boasted a triple-double with 11 kills, 54 set assists, and 15 digs while Kelley Smith added a career-high 11 blocks for the Lady Tigers. Katie Lippi had 18 digs for TSU while Krystal Hunter added 11. Head coach Kathy Roulhac is now one win away from the 200 win milestone. She collected 162 wins in ten seasons at North Carolina A&T and has 37 wins in her three seasons at Tennessee State. The Lady Tiger volleyball program tallied its 99th win against Murray State this afternoon and will have the opportunity to record its 100th when it faces off against cross-town rival Belmont University in a rematch of the first game of the season. Game time is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 3, in Kean Hall.