|September 20, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
DANIELSON - 1
TENNESSEE STATE (7-6) at Belmont (6-4)
Tuesday, Sept. 20 | 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT)
Curb Event Center | Nashville, Tenn.
OPENING SET: The Tennessee State volleyball team will begin conference play on Tuesday, Sept. 20 against rival Belmont at 6 p.m. at the Curb Event Center.
LAST TIME OUT: The team went 2-1 during the Scenic City Showdown including a win against host UT-Chattanooga. The Tigers beat Appalachian State 3-1 to round out the weekend. TSU had three players with double-digit kills against the Mountaineers. Freshman Payten Clark led the team with 14 kills and Julie Pierson added 11.
Senior Puamana Danielson had a double-double with 49 assists and 11 digs. Chloe Watson would add her sixth double-double in 13 matches with 13 kills and 10 digs. Taylor Patterson and Cherlie Adorno-DeJesus had 16 and 19 digs respectively to help out on defense. Watson was named to the all-tournament team for her efforts throughout the weekend.
ABOUT BELMONT: Defending champion Belmont has a 6-4 record to begin the season. The Bruins have lost four games in a row coming into their first OVC match against the Tigers. Belmont was picked to win the conference this season; while outside hitter Arianna Person was picked on the pre-season All-OVC team. The Bruins are coached by former TSU assistant Tony Howell.
ALL TIME VS BELMONT: In the all-time series versus Belmont, the Tigers are 9-20. The Tigers beat Belmont twice last season by scores of 3-2 and 3-0.
UP NEXT: The Tigers will travel to Edwardsville, Ill. where they will face off with SIUE on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. CDT.