Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University volleyball team will take part in their first tournament of the year at the Active Ankle Challenge in Muncie, Indiana hosted by Ball State University.
On Friday, Sept. 3 the Tigers take on Ball State at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 4, TSU will match-up with Oakland University at 10:00 a.m. before concluding the tournament against Robert Morris University at 5:00 p.m.
TSU is coming off of a tough loss in a hard fought match-up against Western Kentucky in their season opener. Going into the tournament the Tigers can add to impressive first performances by Santia Sanders, who led the team with 9 kills (.227) along with Terakka Walker who led the team with 23 assists.
Indiana natives senior Kamille King and sophomore Calasia Williams along with freshmen Ericka Moss and Kelli Anderson will be looking forward to returning to their home state of Indiana to play for the first time in their collegiate careers.
TSU vs. Ball State
This will be the first meeting between the Redbirds and the Tigers. Ball State has gotten off to a hot 3-0 start, sweeping The Citadel, Indiana State along with SIUE. Freshman, 5'11 Kylee Baker is leading the team in kills with 34 while senior, 5'10 Alyssa Rio is leading the team in digs with 34 averaging 3.7 digs per set. The Redbirds are also outscoring their opponents in kills 136-83 this season.
TSU vs. Oakland
The Golden Grizzlies and the Tigers will be facing off for the first time. The Grizzlies have started the season off with a 1-3 record with losses to Charleston, South Dakota and Northern Illinois. Their one win came against Chicago State. Sophomore, 5'10 Meghan Bray is leading the team in kills with 35, while the team is outscoring their opponent in kills 160-153.
TSU vs. Robert Morris
This will also be the first meeting between the Colonels and the Tigers. Robert Morris has started the season off 2-2, with loses to Lehigh and Montana State, along with two wins via sweep, of Morgan State and Radford. Opponents so far have had the advantage in kills against the Colonels 173-163.
Live stats will be available at: www.ballstatesports.com