Friday, October 13, 2006
NASHVILLE---The Tennessee State University volleyball team defeated OVC rival Tennessee-Tech 3-0, 30-19, 30-22, 30-23, Friday night in Kean Hall. Two days removed from its victory over Austin Peay, Tennessee State volleyball hit the floor ready to play jumping out to an early 4-0 lead in game one. A kill by Tennessee-Tech's Amanda Lindgren would bring The Lady Eagles to within one (6-5), but TSU continued to add to the lead in route to a 30-19 victory. The second game of the match began much like the first, with TSU getting out to a 4-1 lead. TTU would not go quietly, however, battling the Lady Tigers in the early part of the game. With the game tied at 7-7 a kill by Kelly Davis gave TSU the advantage and began a rally that would see the Lady Tigers go up by as many as eight (26-18) before finishing the game. Game three saw a determined Tennessee-Tech grab the lead for the first time in the match at 12-11. There were four lead changes and eight ties in the game. With the game even at 14-14 a kill by Erika Godbolt began a TSU surge that out-scored the Lady Eagles 16-9 to claim the 30-23 victory. The Lady Tiger offense was led by an imposing Meesha Jackson with 17 kills on 23 attempts, hitting an impressive .652 with 18.5 points. Erika Godbolt nearly recorded a double-double with 11 kills and nine digs. Kelly Davis had 12 digs while Katie Lippi added 10. Tiana Maua dished out 41 set assists and put down four service aces on the night. With the win Tennessee State improves to 13-10 overall and 6-2 in the OVC while Tennessee-Tech falls to 5-13 on the season and 2-5 in OVC. The Lady Tigers return to action next week when they host Lipscomb, October 17, in Kean Hall. Game time is set for 7 p.m.