September 15, 20171st2nd3rdFinal
Washington State2525253
Tennessee State1815170
WSUTeam StatsTSU
.326Hitting Pct..033
43Kills24
15Errors21
86Total Attacks92
39Assists23
5Aces2
42Digs27
7.0Blocks6.0
WSULeadersTSU
Mims - 15
KillsPIERSON - 9
Tusa - 20
AssistsBELTRAN - 18
Urias - 2
Mims - 2
AcesHENDERSON - 1
HAYES - 1
Dirige - 13
DigsADORNO-DEJESUS - 12
Martin - 3
Lajos - 3
BlocksEVANS - 5
Volleyball Finishes Day One of Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational
Friday, September 15, 2017
Volleyball Finishes Day One of Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational

SPRINGFIELD, MO. --- Tennessee State kicked off day one at the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational with a 3-0 loss to Washington State (25-18, 25-15, 25-17).

The Tigers began every set with all-out effort recording most of their 32 points in the first half of each of the three sets. Rallies were hard-fought and intense with defenders all over the court.

The Tiger offense versus Washington State was aggressive with every player going up for the kill whether in the front or backcourt. Freshman middle blocker Maya Evans got to play alongside her sister, Megan Evans, who recorded her first kill as a Tiger.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Julia Pierson recorded the most points for the Tigers (10.5) and led the team in kills (9).
  • Freshman Maya Evans led the team in blocks (5) and tied for first in second in kills (4).

SET BY SET

First Set: The first five points of the match came from errors on both sides of the court. The remainder of the set was back-and-forth between the Tigers and Cougars. Julia Pierson led the team with four kills, while Maya Evans registered a solo block against Washington State’s Alexis Dirige. With an ace and an attack error, the Cougars took the first set, 25-18.

Second Set: Rachel Henderson scored the first two points of the set eventually leading the Tigers to a 5-1 lead over Washington State. Middle blocker Maya Evans came in for the Tigers and put down two kills, two assisted blocks and a solo block for the Big Blue. Tigers drop set two, 25-15.

Third Set: Tigers started off set three down 8-1. Kylie Hayes records the sole service ace of the set, and Cherlie Adorno DeJesus records the set-high in digs (7). Despite such efforts, TSU could no combat the .353 hitting percentage and three blocks of the Cougars. Washington State takes set three 25-17.

MATCH NOTES

  • The Tigers are now 0-1 in the all-time series against the Washington State Cougars.
  • After day one, TSU has an overall record of 4-7 after day one of the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational.

UP NEXT
The Tigers continue play in the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. where they play against the Fighting Illini, followed by the Missouri State Bears at 7:30 p.m.

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