|October 09, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|October 10, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
BRUGERE - 1
WADE - 1
BELTRAN - 2
HAMPTON - 3
Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee State volleyball team continues conference play this weekend as they take on Jacksonville State on Friday and Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
Eye on the Tigers
Tennessee State is currently 7-9 on the season with a 2-2 record in conference play.
The Tigers are running on a two-game win streak after picking up a 3-2 win over Belmont last Tuesday and a 3-0 win against SIUE on Saturday.
TSU is hitting .186 in conference play, which ranks ninth in the OVC. The Tigers have collected 211 kills in the past four matches and are hitting .186 in conference play, which ranks ninth in the OVC.
Leading the Tigers is junior Chloe Watson. The outside hitter has collected 218 kills on the season and is averaging 3.63 kills per set. In conference play, Watson ranks number one with 85 kills and 4.72 kills per set in the last 18 sets. The junior also leads the team with 22 services aces.
Defensively at the net, freshman Ayanna Chase leads with 46 blocks followed closely by senior Haley Hampton with 43 and Watson with 39. In the back, senior Madison Halterman leads the defense with 271 digs.
Sophomore Samantha Beltran has dished out a team-high of 530 assists and is averaging 8.83 assists per set.
Scouting Jacksonville State
JSU is 11-11 on the season and 2-2 in conference play. The Gamecocks are currently on a four-game winning streak after picking up wins against UT Martin, Jackson State and Tennessee Tech.
Emily Rutherford, who has collected 237 kills on the season and is averaging 3.20 kills per set, leads Jacksonville State offensively.
Defensively at the net, Mackenzie Rombach leads the Gamecocks with 52 total blocks. In the back, Hannah Kirk leads the team with 296 digs.
JSU is hitting .223 overall and .195 in conference play, which ranks eighth in the OVC.
The Tigers have an 8-20 overall record against the Gamecocks.
TSU will face Jacksonville State on Friday at 6 p.m. in Kean Hall.
Tracking Tennessee Tech
The Golden Eagles are 4-13 on the year and 2-2 in conference and are riding on a one game winning streak after picking up their second conference win against Southeast Missouri on Saturday.
Cody Dodd leads the Tech offense with 252 kills on the season, averaging 4.2 kills per set, while Shaneice James leads defensively at the net with 50 total blocks through 61 sets. In the back, Kennedy Wade leads with 228 digs and 3.74 digs per set.
Tennessee Tech is hitting .152 on the season and .195 in conference play.
The Tigers have an overall record of 12-38 against the Golden Eagles.
TSU will take on Tennessee Tech on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Kean Hall and will be the Tiger’s “Code Blue” game. Fans are encouraged to come out in their TSU blue and cheer on the Tennessee State volleyball team.