Nashville --- The Tennessee State University volleyball team will begin a three-match home stand this week starting with Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Kean Hall.
The Tigers (3-24, 2-13 OVC) are looking to end a seven-match losing skid in addition to picking up their first home win of the season. TSU currently sits in ninth place in the OVC standings.
Last week, Tennessee State fell to Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State. Freshman Naomi Wells posted double-digit kills in both matches to finish with 29 on the week. Junior Kamille King led the team in digs, posting 10-plus digs for the 10th time this season with 21 against Jacksonville State. Senior Yamari Padilla-Collazo dished out 60 assists over the two matches, including posting a double-double of 32 assists and 13 digs against JSU.
Overall the Tigers are led by Shaquita Williams 2.46 kills per set and Terakka Walker's 3.06 digs per contest. As a team, Tennessee State is hitting .134 and registering 11.63 kills per frame.
Eastern Kentucky (6-18, 5-9 OVC) is currently in seventh place in the OVC race. EKU fell to Southeast Missouri (15-25, 25-19, 14-25, 22-25) in its only match of last week. Lindsey Loescher led the team with a match-best 18 kills. She added a .312 attack percentage and nine digs in the match. Amanda Fago posted 11 kills while Kate Hendle tallied a double-double with 39 assists and 19 digs. Lauren Snyder posted nine kills and 14 digs as Abby O'Connor had 19 digs.
The Tigers will look to even the season series as Eastern Kentucky claimed the first meeting last month on the road.
Match time is slated for 6 p.m. in Kean Hall.