|October 19, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
MURRAY, Ky. --- Tennessee State volleyball lost to Murray State 3-0 Saturday, Oct. 19 in Racer Arena. This makes TSU's overall record 9-12 and it's record in the Ohio Valley Conference 2-6.
Khalia Jordan tried to keep the Tigers in the match with six kills, Julia Pierson was not far behind with five kills. But that did not account for Murray's Rachel Holthaus 17 kills during the match. Gina Rivera-Ortiz helped TSU's defenese with 19 digs, leading the match in digs.
The Tigers tried to stay in the sets with kills and blocks but the Racers found ways through the Tennessee State's defense. During the third set Murray went on an eight-point run before it was ended by it's own service error.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Jordan led the Tigers with six kills.
- Teuila Loloai doled out nine assists for TSU.
- Helping out defensively, Rivera-Ortiz recorded 19 digs.
- A block assist for Khalia Jordan and Alondrah Santana-Rodriguez and a kill for Pierson started TSU off to an early lead.
- But Murray went on a six-point run filled with kills and a service ace.
- Jordan tried to keep the Tigers in the set with a shot into the Racer’s defense.
- MSU kept the lead with three aces in a row for Ashley McBee.
- Kendall Bullock records a kill for Tennessee State closing the gap.
- But Murray pulled ahead with a kill from McBee.
- A service ace for the Racers won the set for Murray, 25-12.
- Murray received the first two points due to errors on TSU but a block assist for Santana-Rodriguez and Bullock gave the Tigers a chance.
- A five-point run for MSU put Tennessee State at a disadvantage.
- Murray State continues its run but TSU stopped it with a kill from Bullock, her third of the match.
- Jordan notched another kill for the Tigers.
- Two attack errors on Tennessee State gave the Racers an 11-point lead.
- Pierson tried to TSU in the set with her fourth kill of the match.
- But a kill from MSU’s Rachel Kinney kept the Racers ahead.
- Kinney’s fourth kill won the set for Murray, 25-9.
- Murray State went on an eight-point run which was ended by an MSU service error.
- Jordan with her fourth kill of the match halted the Racers advancement.
- A kill for Jasmine Fuqua, another for Jordan and a block assist for Kariely Santana-Delgado and Santana-Rodriguez kept TSU in the fight.
- But kills from Kinney and Rachel Giustino gave the Racers a six-point lead.
- A block assist for Murray State won the match, 25-16.
- This loss makes TSU's overall record 9-12.
- Tennessee State's OVC record is now 2-6.
The Tigers will host Southeast Missouri and UT Martin next weekend. Both matches will be held in Kean Hall.