Tigers Fall to Eagles
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nashville --- The Tennessee State University volleyball team fell to Morehead State 3-0 Tuesday night in Kean Hall.

Tennessee State (2-15, 1-5 OVC) dropped its fifth straight while Morehead State improved to 13-5 overall and 6-1 in the league.

The Tigers hit a dismal .088 and tallied 33 kills in the match while the Eagles managed a .159 attack percentage and 38 kills. TSU registered 50 digs compared to MSU's 48 but the Eagles won the battle of the team blocks 11 to six.

Junior Vicmari Prospero tallied a team best nine kills while freshman Calasia Williams turned in 11 digs for TSU. Senior Yamari Padilla- Collazo dished out 28 set assists and recorded two service aces.

Morehead State had two players to post double-digits in kills led by Ellie Roberson (11). Kaitlin Craven notched 10 kills for the Eagles. Kirstie Brangers (12) and Kristina Schoo (10) led MSU in digs.

TSU hit its best attack percentage of the match in the first set, .226, but MSU used a 10-5 run early in the frame to open up the lead and eventually claim the 25-18 win.

After falling behind 18-11 in set two, the Tigers rallied to within two points behind a 7-2 run. The Eagles, however, maintained the lead and kept the Tigers at bay.

Despite only recording a .000 hitting percentage in the third set, Tennessee State kept the contest close. With the score tied 20-20, Morehead posted the next three points to go ahead 23-20. TSU responded by scoring the next two points but back-to-back attack errors by the Tigers sealed the win for the Eagles.

Tennessee State returns to action Friday night against Austin Peay at 7 p.m. in Kean Hall.