MARTIN, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State volleyball team (7-22, 1-12 OVC) ended its weekend road trip on a losing note Saturday afternoon, falling to Tennessee-Martin (6-24, 4-10 OVC), 3-1.
Game one was close, with the Skyhawks having to go the extra distance to take the game, 31-29. The Lady Tigers out hit UTM, .256 to .238, could not hold out for the victory.
Game two Tennessee State came out swinging and took it, 30-24. The Lady Tigers dominated, hitting .300 to the lowly .162 of the Skyhawks.
Unfortunately, Tennessee-Martin rebounded in game three and held TSU to a meager .024 hitting percentage with a costly 10 errors. The Skyhawks took game three, 30-17.
Game four again went to extra points and was decided 32-30 in favor of the Skyhawks. The Lady Tigers again out hit Tennessee-Martin, this time .204 to .164.
Tennessee State was led by senior Jennifer Corral (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) who smashed an amazing 22 kills and added 10 digs. Rookie LaQuita Marsh (Chattanooga, Tenn.) hit a team-high .281 with 12 kills. Senior Kristin King (East St. Louis, Ill.) contributed 18 digs and sophomore Catherine Armwood (Durham, N.C.) added 17 digs for the defensive effort. Freshman Shelby Myers (Smyrna, Tenn.) had a match-high 44 set assists on the day.
The Lady Tigers will return to action on Nov. 14 on the road against Samford for the first of their last two matches of the season. Match time is set for 7 p.m.