|October 15, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Cape Girardeau, Mo. --- Tennessee State took on Southeast Missouri State in a road conference match. The Tigers would fall to the Redhawks by a 3-1 score.
The Tigers would have another strong offensive performance with Julia Pierson and Chloe Watson registering double digit kills with 12 and 14 respectively. Arijana Anderson, Katora Roberts and Payten Clark would follow closely with nine kills each. Samantha Beltran would register a double double with 27 assists and 13 digs. Libero Cherlie Adorno-DeJesus would lead the team with 20 digs. Clark also added six blocks in the match.
The Tigers would start the match off with a six all tie at the beginning of set one. TSU would come out aggressive with five different players having a kill within the first 10 points. Trailing 15-11 the Tigers would take a timeout to stop a Redhawks run. A three point run by TSU would force a SEMO timeout with the Tigers behind 18-15. Southeast Missouri would stretch its lead to 22-16 forcing another TSU timeout. The Tigers would drop set one 25-19.
Samantha Beltran would record a service ace to start frame number two. Julia Pierson would follow with a powerful kill to put the Tigers up 2-0. The Redhawks took a quick timeout two points into the set. Tennessee State would build a 9-5 lead early in the frame. A kill by Roberts would give TSU a two point lead with the score 12-10. SEMO would tie the score at 16 before another Pierson kill gave TSU the lead. Back to back kills by the Redhawks gave Southeast Missouri a 19-18 lead forcing a Tiger timeout. Trailing by 22-19 Tennessee State would use another timeout to regroup. The Tigers would pull within one at 22-21 before a blocking error by TSU changed the score to 23-21. SEMO would win set two 25-22.
The third stanza would start off with a tie at two points thanks to a block by Clark and Pierson. TSU would then take a 5-3 lead. A kill by Anderson would tie the score at 11. Consecutive kills by Watson evened the score at 16. The Tigers would then go on to take a 19-17 lead. SEMO would take a timeout down by two. With the score even at 20 Tennessee State would use a timeout. A service ace gave Southeast Missouri a 22-21 edge. Two hitting errors by the Redhawks would even the score at 23 apiece. The Tigers would go up by one on another hitting error before a SEMO kill tied the set at 24. A block by TSU gave the Tigers a 26-25 lead before a SEMO kill tied the game. The score would be tied at 25, 26, 27, and 28. An ace from Puamana Danielson gave the Tigers a one point lead before a block by Anderson and Roberts gave TSU a set three win 30-28.
Tennessee State would lead 3-1 to start the fourth set. The Redhawks would take the a 7-6 lead on a service ace. An ace by Watson tied the score at eight. TSU would trail 12-11 on a net violation. Down by three the Tigers would call a timeout with the score 14-11. Trailing 18-14 Tennessee State called another timeout. A Southeast Missouri block gave the Redhawks a 25-16 set four win.