Tiger Struggles Continue Against Lady Govs
Saturday, October 10, 2009

Nashville --- The Tennessee State University volleyball team was swept by visiting Austin Peay Friday night in Kean Hall.

The Tigers (2-16, 1-6 OVC) dropped their sixth straight match while the Lady Govs improved to 13-5 and 7-1 in the league.

Tennessee State hit. 130 and recorded 35 kills while Austin Peay turned in a .271 hitting percentage and tallied 46 kills. The digs were basically even as TSU notched 67 and APSU registered 68. There weren't a lot of blocks in the match as the Tigers posted one and the Lady Govs had three.

Santia Sanders just missed double-digits in kills with nine while Vicmari Prospero tallied eight. Terakka Walker led the Tigers with 18 digs while Santia Sanders added 17. Kamille King and Calasia Williams chipped in 10 digs apiece.

Yamari Padilla-Collazo dished out 30 set assists for the Tigers and Shaquita Williams tallied three service aces.

Stephanie Champine led the Lady Govs with a match-high 14 kills to go along with 16 digs while Kirstin Distler had 10 kills and 12 digs. Sarah Alisaleh notched 17 digs and Paige Economos finished with 12.

After falling behind13-6 in the first set the Tigers clawed to within two (16-14). APSU extended the lead back up to seven (22-15) but TSU once again battled back to knot the score 24-24. The Lady Govs, however, used a kill and a service ace to escape with the extra points win.

Austin Peay carried the momentum into set number two as Tennessee State hit a dismal .000 percentage and only tallied six kills. The Lady Govs used a 9-3 run to open up the advantage and never looked back.

The third set was a battle and neither team was able to pull away. Late in the set, a timely block by the Tigers brought them to within one (23-22). A TSU attack error gave APSU match point before a kill by Kirstin Distler sealed the win.

Next the Tigers will travel to Alabama to face UAB in non-conference action on Oct.13.