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November 02, 20181st2nd3rdFinal
Tennessee Tech2525253
Tennessee State2119180
TTUTeam StatsTSU
.312Hitting Pct..155
47Kills27
18Errors14
93Total Attacks84
47Assists25
6Aces2
39Digs23
4.0Blocks9.0
TTULeadersTSU
GRANT - 14
KillsPIERSON - 10
JEZIOROWSKI - 41
AssistsTE'O - 22
JEZIOROWSKI - 3
AcesRIVERA ORTIZ - 2
VERZANI - 10
DigsRIVERA ORTIZ - 9
THOMAS - 3
BlocksHOLMES - 5
Volleyball Drops Friday Night Match to TTU
Friday, November 2, 2018
Volleyball Drops Friday Night Match to TTU

 BOX SCORE | PHOTO GALLERY (Photos by Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics)

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State Tiger volleyball team dropped its first match back in Kean Hall to the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, Friday evening, 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-18).

With the loss, TSU’s record falls to 8-16 overall, 6-7 in the Ohio Valley Conference, while Tech improved to 10-17 overall, 4-9 in the league. In the all-time series verus the Golden Eagles, Big Blue is now 18-40.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Freshman Aria Holmes led the match in blocks with five. This marks her fourth match leading the Tigers in total blocks. Holmes also closed the night with a .571 hitting percentage on four kills.
  • Julia Pierson was the sole Tiger to record double-digit kills with 10. Three Golden Eagles scored in double-digits: Erica Grant, 14, Taylor Dorsey, 11, and Ali Verzani, 10.

HOW IT HAPPENED

TSU took the first lead of set one, before Tech followed with a slew of points to increase its lead by as much as four. Freshman middle blocker Aria Holmes started what would be back-to-back-to-back blocks for the Tigers, helping them tie the score at 12. The Tiger defense at the net recorded five blocks, halting Tech’s offense at 16 kills on a .206 clip. A late push by the Tigers was outpaced by Tech’s accuracy, TTU taking the set, 25-21.

The Golden Eagles adjusted to the Tiger defense, moving its offensive focus away from Big Blue’s powerful blockers. Tech’s hitting accuracy improved in each of the final sets, finishing with a .259 in set two, and rounded it out with a .519 clip.

The Tiger offense came slow and steady, only scoring six kills in the second, and 10 in the final. 

MATCH NOTES

  • TSU improves to 18-40 in the all-time series against the Golden Eagles.

UP NEXT

The Tigers close its home schedule with Senior Night, Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Big Blue will honor sole senior Rachel Henderson with a presentation before the match.

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