Volleyball home stand continues against Murray St. and SEMO
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Volleyball home stand continues against Murray St. and SEMO

Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University volleyball team returns to action this weekend with contests against Murray State and Southeast Missouri.

The Tigers will host Murray State on Friday at 7 p.m. before taking on Southeast Missouri on Saturday at 2 p.m. Both matches will be played in Kean Hall.

Tennessee State (8-6, 4-3 OVC) is currently in a four-way tie for fourth place in the league standings. Murray State (4-14, 4-3 OVC) is also in fourth while Southeast Missouri State (7-11, 5-2 OVC) sits in second place.

The Tigers are coming off a, 3-2, loss to Morehead State on Monday. Tennessee State opened the match up with a win before dropping two straight.  TSU bounced back with a victory in the fourth set before falling in the deciding frame. Shaquita Williams led Tennessee State with 18 kills (.361) while Danielle Howell added 13. Britani Hathorn recorded a match-high 27 digs while Terakka Walker posted 14.

Murray State snapped a two-match losing streak Tuesday night with a win over SIU Edwardsville in Racer Arena. The Racers are led offensively by Teresa Krog with 3.53 kills per set. As a team, MSU averages 12.55 k/s behind a .174 hitting percentage.

Southeast Missouri is recently coming off a win over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday night in Houck Field House. The Redhawks average 12.22 kills per contest and have a .178 hitting percentage. Karlee Lurson leads the team with 2.96 k/s while Brittney Kalinoski turns in 2.59 kills per frame.