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Volleyball downs Tech in three
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Volleyball downs Tech in three

Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University volleyball team defeated Tennessee Tech in three straight sets Saturday afternoon in Kean Hall.

The set scores were: 25-23, 25-19, 25-18.

With the win, Tennessee State improved to 14-9 (10-6 OVC) while Tennessee Tech fell to 4-22 (3-13 OVC).

Terakka Walker led TSU with 16 kills while Shaquita Williams added 11. Danielle Howell just missed double-digits with nine kills behind an impressive .727 hitting percentage.

Britani Hathorn paced the Tiger defense with 14 digs while Erika Moss dished out 36 set assists.

Tennessee Tech was led by Natalie Penrod's 12 kills while Madison Comperry recorded 20 set assists.

The score was tied 10-10 in the opening set when the Tigers used a 5-0 run to capture a 15-10 advantage. Later in the frame, back-to-back kills from Terakka Walker and Shaquita Williams made the score, 18-12, in favor of the home team. Tech pulled to within one, four different times before finally knotting the score at 23-all. TSU, however, managed to hold on for the win following a TTU service error and a service ace from Calasia Williams.

In the second set, TSU grabbed a, 20-16, lead behind a block from Terakka Walker and Shaquita Williams. A kill from Walker made TSU's advantage, 22-17, before the Tigers went on to win, 25-19. TSU hit .364 in the contest.

A kill by Erika Moss put TSU on top, 8-3, in the third set. After TSU increased the advantage to, 10-4, TTU called a timeout in attempt to slow down the momentum. The Tigers, however, continued to roll and stretched the lead to, 19-9, before going on to win, 25-18.

Tennessee State hit a scorching .374 and tallied 50 kills in the contest while Tennessee Tech only managed 34 kills behind a .253 hitting percentage. TSU also held the advantage in digs, 36-27.

The Tigers return to action on Tuesday, Nov.1 when they host Lipscomb. Match time is slated for 6 p.m. in Kean Hall.