Tigers Swept by Golden Eagles
Friday, October 24, 2008

Nashville --- The Tennessee State University volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (16-25, 19-25, 19-25) decision to Tennessee Tech Friday night in Kean Hall.


Tennessee State (5-14, 3-8 OVC) never found its offensive rhythm and recorded an attack percentage of .011 for the match. Tennessee Tech (12-9, 9-2 OVC) turned in an attack percentage of .293 and registered 41 kills to the Tigers’ 26. The Tigers tallied 33 digs and 13 blocks while the Golden Eagles posted 38 digs and 10 blocks.


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