Volleyball Downs Tech
Friday, October 12, 2007
VOLLEYBALL DOWNS TECH
October 12, 2007


Kamille King
Photo by Sam Jordan
NASHVILLE---Tennessee State defeated OVC opponent Tennessee Tech 3-1 (30-20, 30-20, 27-30, 30-24) Friday night in Kean Hall.

With the win TSU improves to 11-9 overall and 9-2 in the OVC while Tech falls to 11-10 and 5-5 OVC.

Collese Dornan (14), Kelly Davis (13), Christian Lowe (13), Kamille King (10) and Endia Oliver (10) each tallied double figures in kills for the Lady Tigers. King (15) and Lowe (10) both registered double figures in digs for double-doubles.

Oliver also recorded a double-double with a team high 10 blocks.

Melissa Silva led TSU with 18 digs while Candace Saleaumua handed out 45 assists in addition to 15 digs.

Jessica Asplund led Tech with 22 kills while Katie Kenline had a team high 24 digs.

Game one started off close until TSU put together a run that stretched its lead to 12-6. Tech called a timeout to recover but TSU continued to build on the lead. The Lady Tigers swelled the lead to 21-13 following two straight service aces by Melissa Silva. The Golden Eagles managed to cut the deficit down to six (24-18) but that would be as close as they would get.

The Lady Tigers picked up where they left off in game two jumping ahead 5-0. TSU pushed ahead 12-3 behind the serving of Silva. Tech never recovered. TSU hit an impressive .424 in game two while a struggling Tech only managed a hitting percentage of .056.

Tech played with more intensity in game three. After falling behind by five (10-15) and seven (12-19) points the Golden Eagles fought back to even the score 23-23. With the game tied 25-25, Tech outscored TSU 5-2 to claim the win and extend the match to a fourth game.

Both teams battled from the onset of game four. The score went back and forth until TSU went ahead 12-9, forcing a Tech timeout. Following the timeout, TSU continued to build on the lead and increased the advantage to eight (18-10), forcing yet another Golden Eagle timeout.

Despite a determined effort by Tech, TSU held on to the lead for the rest of the game.

The Lady Tigers return to action next Tuesday when they host Eastern Kentucky in Kean Hall. Game time is set for 6 p.m.