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Friday, October 31, 2003
The Tennessee State volleyball team (6-21, 0-12 OVC) fell in action on Friday night to Eastern Illinois (8-19, 5-7 OVC). The final score of the match was 3-0 in favor of the Panthers. Game one saw the Lady Tigers jump out to an 11-5 lead to open play. The Panthers stuck back and took their first lead of the game at 21-18. The game went on to be tied six times before Eastern Illinois squeaked ahead and took game one, 31-29. The Panthers opened game two on a 5-0 run. Tennessee State managed to slow EIU but was overpowered by its serving. Leanne Kreps led the assault, picking up eight consecutive points, pushing the Panthers ahead, 20-7, en route to taking game two, 30-13. The last game saw both teams initially going point for point until the game was knotted at five. Then Eastern Illinois jumped out to a nine-point lead, 18-9. The Panthers never looked back and took game three, 30-16. Senior Jennifer Corral (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) recorded a match-high 13 kills while classmate Kristin King (East St. Louis, Ill.) contributed a match-high 25 set assists. Sophomore Catherine Armwood (Durham, N.C.) added 14 digs for the Lady Tigers' defensive effort while sophomore Thereza Wright (El Paso, Texas) had a team-high .316 hitting percentage. Tennessee State returns to action on Nov. 4 for its final home game of the season as it hosts Belmont at 7 p.m. The Lady Tigers will honor their seniors before the game.

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