NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State's volleyball team rallied for a 3-2 victory over cross-town opponent Belmont in a match played at the Aquinas College Center. The Lady Tigers posted a 23-30, 30-20, 30-27, 24-30, and 15-13 win to establish the record for the growing program's most wins in a season.
The Lady Tigers now stand 10-11 overall on the season as they edged the Bruins 3-2 for the second time this season. Belmont, a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, falls to 4-16 overall.
After dropping the opening game, TSU put together a 6-0 run to build a 17-11 lead and closed the contest by scoring eight of the last nine points to win by 10. The Lady Tigers rallied from a 24-23 deficit to win the third contest. After Belmont knotted the match with a win in the fourth game, the Tigers broke loose from a 5-5 tie to gain control and take a 15-13 lead.
Freshman Katherine Armwood, who had the final kill to preserve the victory, had 27 kills along with Jennifer Corral to lead TSU. Kristen King had 59 assists to go along with 18 digs.
TSU will continue in non-conference play by hosting Alabama Sate Saturday at 11 a.m. in Kean Hall. The Lady Tigers will play at nearby Fisk later in the day at 4 p.m.