Candace Saleaumua led TSU with nine kills and eight digs while Tech’s Caitlin Bullock led the Golden Eagles with 11 kills. Katie Kenline turned in a game-high 11 digs for TTU.
Tech captured the lead early in set one and extended the advantage to 16-8 on a TSU attack error. TTU maintained a comfortable lead throughout the rest of the set en route to the 25-16 win.
Set two was played close until Tech used a 7-3 run to capture a 19-14 lead. A kill by Saleaumua brought TSU to within four (19-15) but the Golden Eagles were able to hold on for the 25-19 win.
With TSU trailing 10-12 in set three, five unanswered points behind the serve of Saleaumua gave the Tigers a 15-12 lead. TSU maintained the lead until Tech knotted the contest 17-17 following a Tiger attack error. With the score tied 18-18, four costly TSU errors coupled with two Tech kills put the Golden Eagles ahead 24-18. The Golden Eagles won the set 25-19.
The Tigers return to action tomorrow against the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State. Match time is slated for 2 p.m. in Kean Hall