Saturday, October 28, 2006
Charleston, Ill.---In a stunning display of determination, the Tennessee State University volleyball team battled from behind to defeat Eastern Illinois 3-2(20-30, 28-30, 30-19, 30-23, 15-10), Saturday Afternoon in Lantz Arena. Trailing two games to none, Tennessee State jumped out to an 8-0 lead in game three, forcing EIU to call a timeout. EIU scored following the timeout but solid hitting by TSU kept the Panthers at bay as the Lady Tigers would go on to win 30-19. Trailing the Panthers one game to two, Tennessee State volleyball got out to a 10-5 lead in game four. A kill by EIU's Eliza Zwettler would bring the Panthers to within one (17-18) but the Lady Tigers would hold on to win the game 30-23. In the fifth and decisive game, Tennessee State went point for point with Eastern Illinois until the Lady Tigers scored three consecutive points to stretch the lead to 11-8. An EIU service error ended the game and sealed the match for TSU. Erika Godbolt recorded her second double-double in as many games with 17 kills and 22 digs. Kelly Davis also had a double-double performance with 14 kills and 15 digs while Meesha Jackson collected a double-double with 12 kills and 11 block assists. Katie Lippi had 14 digs while Tiana Maua dished out 47 set assists. Following this afternoon's competition, Tiana Maua is the new career leader in set assists. With 2032, Maua is first individual to reach the 2000 assists mark. The Lady Tigers will travel to cross town rival Lipscomb on Tuesday, October 31 to face the Lady Bisons in non-conference action. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.