September 03, 20161st2nd3rdFinal
Tennessee State176220
K-State2525253
TSUTeam StatsKSU
.160Hitting Pct..419
27Kills47
12Errors8
94Total Attacks93
26Assists45
2Aces6
32Digs48
2.0Blocks6.0
TSULeadersKSU
WATSON - 10
KillsSchultejans - 13
DANIELSON - 25
AssistsBrand - 35
DANIELSON - 1
HAYES - 1
AcesGyimes - 2
Fairfield - 2
ADORNO-DeJESUS - 10
DigsBrand - 13
WATSON - 1
PATTERSON - 1
ROBERTS - 1
PIERSON - 1
BlocksReininger - 5
September 03, 20161st2nd3rdFinal
Tennessee State714160
Michigan2525253
TSUTeam StatsMICH
.071Hitting Pct..444
21Kills51
15Errors7
84Total Attacks99
21Assists46
1Aces4
34Digs44
1.0Blocks7.0
TSULeadersMICH
WATSON - 5
PATTERSON - 5
PIERSON - 5
KillsCrocker - 10
DANIELSON - 8
AssistsWelsh - 31
WILSON - 1
AcesWelsh - 2
PATTERSON - 10
DigsLerg - 20
PIERSON - 1
ANDERSON - 1
BlocksKieffer-Wright - 4
Tigers Finish Day Two of K-State Invitational
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Tigers Finish Day Two of K-State Invitational

Manhattan, Kan. --- The Tennessee State volleyball team kicked day two off Saturday, with a noon match against Kansas State. The Tigers (4-3) lost a 3-0 match to the Wildcats in their first game of the day. The Tigers would catch a cat nap before returning to the court versus a Michigan team that ranks right outside the top 25. `The Wolverines would hand the Tigers their third consecutive loss winning the match 3-0.

Senior Chloe Watson (Kent, Wash.) led the Tigers with 15 kills and 15 digs on the day.  Watson went on to make the all-tournament team for her efforts throughout the weekend.

 

MATCH #1: Tennessee State 0, Kansas State 3 (17-25, 6-25, 22-25)
TSU began the day with a 3- 0 loss to host Kansas State, losing by scores of 25-17, 25-6 and 25-22 which moves their record to 4-2 on the second weekend of the season. Watson posted a team-best 10 kills to go with 25 assists from Danielson.

The Tigers got off to a slow start in the first set. Head Coach Kathy Bullock called a timeout with the score 15-7 in favor of the Wildcats. The Tigers had a few strong runs; but the Kansas State lead proved to be too large and TSU fell in set one 25-17.

Set two was all Wildcats as they jumped out to a 15-5 lead. TSU struggled through the second set; and could not establish anything offensively. The Tigers would lose set 2 by a 25-6 score.

The Tigers came out swinging in the third set which was highlighted by the Tigers reeling off 5 points in a row which led them to being up 5-2. TSU went down 13-11 before rallying back to tie the score at 18. A few miscues by the Tigers led to Kansas State winning set three 25-22.

 

MATCH #2: Tennessee State 0, Michigan 3 (7-25, 14-25, 16-25)

Michigan jumped out to a 6-1 lead on the Tigers in the first set. Bullock burned her first timeout to help her team regroup. Michigan hit on all cylinders in the first set as they increased their lead 19-6. TSU would score another point before set one ended 25-7.

In the second set, TSU trailed 5-1 to begin the match. TSU would fight hard getting runs of three or more at a time. The Tigers were down 21-12 before a timeout was called. The team added two more points before the Wolverines won set two 25-14.

Set three would be finalized by Michigan beating the Tigers by a score of 25-16. TSU would start set three down 10-6. Four points would be the closest the team would get to the Wolverines. Senior Taylor Patterson had an all-around game with five kills, six assists and 10 digs.

UP NEXT
Tennessee State will travel to Indianapolis, Ind. to compete in the Butler Classic on Sept. 9-10. The Tigers will square off with Butler Friday followed by Wright State on Saturday.

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