Volleyball Slump Extends to Six
Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cookeville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University volleyball team dropped three straight sets to Tennessee Tech Friday night in Eblen Center.

The set scores were 23-25, 17-25 and 15-25.

Tennessee State dropped its sixth straight and fell to 3-23 (2-12 OVC) on the season while Tennessee Tech moved to 10-14 (9-6 OVC).

Freshman Naomi Wells posted double-figures in kills for the fourth time this season with a match-high 15. Impressively, she only committed two attack errors and hit a .464. Yamari Padilla-Collazo recorded 28 assists and eight digs while Kamille King also chipped in eight digs.

Tennessee State recorded its best attack percentage of the match in set one with a .310 but Tennessee Tech managed to squeeze out the 25-23 win. With the frame tied 23-23, a Golden Eagle kill coupled with a Tiger attack error gave Tech the victory.

Tech used a 12-6 run to open up a 16-10 advantage in the second set. TTU built its lead up to 22-15 before eventually going on to win.

In the third and final set, with TSU trailing 13-12, Tech rallied off six unanswered points to push the lead to 19-12. The Tigers were not able to overcome the deficit.  

As a team, Tennessee State hit .176 and tallied 38 kills. Defensively, the Tigers finished with 47 digs and 4.0 team blocks. Tennessee Tech had a .330 attack percentage and tallied 49 kills. The Golden Eagles registered 59 digs and 5.0 team blocks.

The Tigers will return to action tomorrow when they face the league leading Gamecocks of Jacksonville State. Match time is slated for 2 p.m.