Volleyball stumbles against Morehead
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Morehead, Ky. --- The Tennessee State University volleyball team only managed 16 total kills and a .024 hitting percentage in a, 3-0, loss to Morehead State Tuesday night.

The set scores were 25-10, 25-12 and 25-18.

TSU fell to 5-10 (3-4 OVC) while MSU remained undefeated in league play and improved to 12-6 (6-0 OVC).

Shaquita Williams tallied a team-best six kills for the Tigers while Kamille King led with 10 digs. Erika Moss finished the match with 16 set assists.

Kaitlin Craven led the Eagles with 15 kills while Liz Schuler recorded 11 digs. Aryn Bohannon chipped in 10 digs.

Early in the first set, Morehead capitalized on a number of Tennessee State miscues and jumped out to a 6-0 lead. The Tigers finally got on the board following an Eagle service error before MSU swelled the lead to 14-4. The Tigers never recovered as the Eagles went on to win, 25-10.

After falling behind, 6-1, in the second set, TSU rallied to within three, 10-7, on a kill by Shaquita Williams. The Eagles, however, used another burst to increase the advantage to 17-10. TSU posted the next point but MSU went on to claim the set, 25-12.

In set three, TSU trailed, 5-0, but battled back to a 10-10 tie when Shaquita Williams landed a service ace. MSU, however, responded with five straight points to take a, 15-10, lead. The Tigers cut the deficit down to two, 16-14, but the Eagles closed out the frame with a 9-4 run to seal the win.

Tennessee State finished the match with a .024 hitting percentage while Morehead State hit .385 in the contest.

The Tigers return to action on their home court this Friday when they host the Lady Govs of Austin Peay. Match time is slated for 7 p.m. in Kean Hall.