|September 26, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
HAYES - 1
ADORNO-DEJESUS - 1
HENDERSON - 7
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State volleyball team took on its crosstown rivals, the Belmont Bruins, this afternoon in the Curb Event Center. After two final sets, the Tigers lost 3-1 (25-16, 25-18, 21-25, 25-22).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Samantha Beltran recorded her ninth double-double of the season with 28 assists and 12 digs.
- Maya Evans recorded her career high in blocks with 2 solo and 5 assisted.
- Rachel Henderson led both teams in kills with 18.
- The Tigers put down a season-high in blocks for the season with 11.
SET BY SET
First Set: Rachel Henderson records the first point of the set, followed by a block assisted by Maya Evans. The Bruins then went on a 7-point run that would force a Tiger timeout. After the timeout, the Tigers seemed to pick up the rhythm and record two major blocks, one solo by Maya Evans and the other assisted Maya Evans and Katora Roberts. Bruins take set one 25-16.
Second Set: The first two Tiger points in set two are thanks to blocks. Big Blue then went on to put down eight kills, led by Rachel Henderson with 4. The team out blocked the Bruins recording three blocks in comparison to their 1, but Belmont’s service aces and .344 hitting percentage proved to be difficult to outplay. The Bruins won set two 25-18.
Third Set: After six rallies, the score was all tied up at 3. The Tigers then went on a 5-0 run, with two service aces and two kills, forcing a Bruin timeout. TSU blocks continues as they put down two blocks this set, combined with three service aces and eight kills, once again led by Rachel Henderson with five. The Tigers outworked the Bruins and led for much of the set. The Tigers won set three 25-21, forcing a fourth set.
Fourth Set: After forcing set four, the Tigers pushed for another 5-0 run against the Bruins. For the remainder of the set, both teams struggled at the service line as there were eight service errors, three from TSU. The Bruins finished out with 13 kills to take the final set from the Tigers and take the match.
- TSU is now 10-22 in the all-time series against Belmont Bruins.
- The Big Blue is now 1-2 in Ohio Valley Conference play.
TSU takes on the Eastern Illinois Panthers Saturday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. in Charleston, Illinois.