|September 11, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|September 11, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Vaimaona - 7
HALTERMAN - 2
|September 12, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
VOLSTAD - 7
GRAYSON - 1
Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee State volleyball team will head down to Statesboro, Ga. for the Georgia Southern Tournament this weekend. The Tigers will face Georgia Southern (3-4) and Chicago State (0-6) on Friday, before closing out the tournament against Winthrop University (0-7) on Saturday.
After starting the season 0-4, the Tigers look to snag their first win of the season this weekend.
Last Time Out
TSU won their first two sets against Samford, but failed to seal the deal and dropped the match 3-2.
Through the five sets, the Tigers were led by juniors Arijana Anderson and Chloe Watson Anderson recorded 18 kills and a .282 hitting percentage, while Watson notched her second double-double of the year with a total of 14 kills and 10 digs. Senior Madison Halterman had a stellar performance defensively, recording a total of 22 digs through the five sets. Senior Haley Hampton finished the day with eight kills while freshmen Zahria Graham and Ayanna Chase recorded four kills apiece.
Watson and Anderson lead the Tigers with 44 kills apiece and average 2.75 k/s through 16 sets. Anderson also leads TSU in total points scored (46.5).
Sophomore setter Samantha Beltran leads the team with 104 assists (6.5 k/s) and has eight services aces, while senior Madison Halterman leads the team in digs (63).
Scouting Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern comes into the tournament with a 3-4 overall mark, picking up a victory over Georgia and falling to Kennesaw State and Georgia Tech last weekend. Freshman Stephanie Spencer leads the Eagles offensively, averaging better than three kills per set. Georgia Southern has been especially strong defensively this year, holding opponents to a .173 attack percentage and has three players with 20 or more blocks.
Scouting Chicago State
The Cougars of Chicago State also enter the weekend looking for their first win with a current 0-6 mark. The Cougars have won only one set through six matches this year. Junior Elli Woinowsky and sophomore Arieta Vaimaona are tied for the team lead with 47 kills each. Chicago State has hit only .109 this season.
The Winthrop Eagles are currently 0-7 and are the third team in the Georgia Southern tournament looking for their first win of the season. The Eagles have stuggled this season to find consistency on the offense, hitting only .188 on the season. Freshman Lourdes Rosario and junior Annelies Dokter have led the Eagles offensively. Rosario is third in the conference and first amongst freshmen in kills, averaging 3.41 per set. Dokter has totaled 70 kills this season, an average of 2.50 per set.