|October 21, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
ADORNO-DEJESUS - 12
HAYES - 12
Johnson - 3
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State Tiger volleyball team 6-17, 2-8 OVC) closed the week against the Murray State Racers (15-7, 7-3 OVC) with a tough 3-0 loss (28-26, 25-21, 25-18).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Rachel Henderson led the offense with 11 kills, followed closely by Katora Roberts with 10 and Maya Evans 9.
- Cherlie Adorno DeJesus, Kylie Hayes, Samantha Beltran all showed up defensively posting 12 digs a piece. Curstyn Wilson also contributed with 10.
- Samantha Beltran recorded her 11th double-double of the season with 20 assists and 12 digs.
SET BY SET
First Set: TSU took the first point of the match with a Maya Evans kill. Rachel Henderson tried to put down the second ball, but was stopped with a Racer block. She went right back up and this time, it met the floor without a touch, starting a 5-0 Tiger run. With the new 6-2 offense, Megan Evans and Samantha Beltran each recorded seven assists. Tigers recorded a .116 attack percentage, three service aces and three blocks, Katora Roberts involved in each. Big Blue pushed the set into extra points, battling for each point. Racers took the first set 28-26.
Second Set: Two Racer errors got the Tigers off to a good start in the second set. Maya Evans had the first Tiger kill, followed by four-in-a-row for Katora Roberts. Tigers hit a .212, had 13 assists, 15 digs and a single block. Murray State’s .278 hitting percentage edged the Tigers out of set two, 25-21.
Third Set: Samantha Beltran had a service ace that was followed by two Maya Evans kills and one by Rachel Henderson, who had four kills in set three. TSU had the lowest hitting percentage of the match with a .050, 10 kills of 40 attempts. Racers increased its hitting accuracy to .368 to win the set 25-18.
- TSU is now 2-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference.
- The Tigers are 10-47 in the all-time series against Murray State.
TSU volleyball hits the road again, first to Austin Peay for a 6 p.m. match on Friday, Oct. 20, followed by Murray State at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.