Tigers return home to face Skyhawks and Colonels
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tigers return home to face Skyhawks and Colonels

Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University volleyball will return to its home court for a two-game home stand against Tennessee Martin and Eastern Kentucky.

TSU (10-7, 6-4 OVC) will match-up with Tennessee Martin on Saturday, Oct.15 at 2 p.m. before taking on Eastern Kentucky on Monday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. Both matches will be played in Kean Hall.

The Tigers had won two straight before dropping a 3-0 (18-25, 16-25, 19-25) decision to Austin Peay on the road Tuesday night. TSU (10-7, 6-4) tallied 39 kills in the match but only managed a .102 hitting percentage while APSU registered 35 kills with a .260 hitting percentage.

Terakka Walker led TSU with 15 kills while Shaquita Williams chipped in 10. Britani Hathorn posted 12 digs for the Tigers.

Overall, Williams continues to be the offensive leader for the Tigers with an average of 3.93 kills per set while Britani Hathorn anchors the defense with a team best 4.15 digs per contest. As a team, TSU is hitting .168 and registers 12.63 k/s. Tennessee State is currently in fifth place in the league standings.

Tennessee Martin (12-7, 7-2 OVC) has won five straight matches and sits in second place in the conference standings. The Skyhawks are led offensively by Ashley Doherty with 3.19 kills/set while Kasey Elswick turns in 6.60 digs/set.

Eastern Kentucky (11-9, 6-3 OVC) has won five of its last six matches, including most recently a pair of sweeps over Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State.  The Colonels are led by Ashley Edmond with 3.26 kill/set while Dena Ott paces the defense with 4.44 digs/set. EKU is tied for third place in the league standings, just above Tennessee State.