|October 07, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
LITTLE - 1
JEZIOROWSKI - 1
BRUGERE - 1
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State volleyball team (6-13, 2-4 OVC) broke its three-game losing streak with a dominating 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-19) sweep against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (3-15, 1-5 OVC).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Big Blue outperformed Tennessee Tech in every aspect. TSU recorded 37 kills, 36 assists, four aces, 55 digs, eight blocks and 49 points, compared to TTU’s 28 kills, 24 assists, four aces and 40 points.
- Sydney Swann led the team and scored a career-high in service aces with three.
- Cherlie Adorno DeJesus recorded 15 digs, Sydney Swann 9, Curstyn Wilson 9, Samantha Beltran 8, and Kylie Hayes 7.
- Maya Evans had 10 kills and 3 blocks.
SET BY SET
First Set: Tigers begin the match 2-0 with a kill by Sydney Swann and block by Maya Evans and Rachel Henderson. The Golden Eagles went on a four-point run, before the TSU took the lead and ran with it. Cherlie Adorno DeJesus scored one-of-two aces in the set, and led the team in digs with six. Defensively, the Tigers recorded four blocks and 23 digs helping them win the set 25-21.
Second Set: Tigers had the first serve in the second set, as well as the first point with a kill by Katora Roberts. The Tigers had no issue with serve-receive and recorded a season-high 69 sideout percentage. Offensively, Tennessee State improved their attack strategy posting a .300 hitting percentage in set two, compared to .000 in the first set. Sydney Swann also served three aces, a career-high for Swann. Big Blue took set two, 25-20.
Third Set: After TTU scored the first two points, Maya Evans put down two kills and assisted Alexis Johnson with a block that put the Tigers ahead of TTU by two. Big Blue would not let the Golden Eagles come back, going on a five-point attack frenzy led by Beltran, Evans and Johnson. The Tigers had 19 digs, 12 kills and two blocks in the final set and swept the Golden Eagles 25-19.
- Tigers improve to 2-3 in OVC play, 6-13 overall after sweeping Tennessee Tech, 3-0.
- In the all-time series against the Golden Eagles, TSU is 17-38.
The Tigers will host SEMO and UT Martin at home Oct. 13 -14, where they will honor the 2005 and 2007 championship teams.