|November 15, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
PIERSON - 1
PIERSON - 12
FUQUA - 1
PIERSON - 1
WILLIAMS - 1
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tennessee State volleyball fell to Tennessee Tech Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Elben Center. The match went three sets and the Tigers lost 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-11). TSU's overall record is now 12-16 and in the Ohio Valley Conference season it sits at 5-10.
The Tigers came out strong in the first and second set with kills but the Golden Eagles fought back harder. Aniya Williams led TSU offensively with nine kills and on defense Julia Pierson and Sofia Garcia-Guerrios each has 21 digs. But, TTU's Ali Verzani put away 15 kills against Big Blue.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Aniya Williams led the Tigers with nine kills during the match.
- Sofia Garcia-Guerrios doled out 20 assists.
- The Tigers took the lead first, but Tennessee Tech tied it up with a kill from Ali Verzani.
- Khalia Jordan kept TSU in the set with her second kill.
- On a seven-point run the Golden Eagles took an eight-point lead over Tennessee State.
- The Tigers went on a four-point run to stay in the match, but a service error halted it.
- Williams closed the gap on the board with her second kill.
- Tennessee Tech pulled ahead and a kill from Verzani gave the first set win to TTU, 25-13.
- Tennessee State came out strong with two kills from Julia Pierson and Jordan.
- Big Blue pulled ahead to a three-point lead with two kills from Jordan and one from Alondrah Santana-Rodriguez.
- The two teams stayed tied in points with kills from Williams, Kendall Bullock and Jasmine Fuqua.
- Tennessee Tech pulled ahead on a three-point lead and a ball-handling error gave the set to the Golden Eagles, 25-19.
- Pierson started the Tigers off with a kill but TTU took the lead fast with two kills.
- Williams tried to keep Big Blue in the set with her eighth kill.
- The Golden Eagles took an eight-point lead.
- Aria Holmes closed the gap, but Tennessee Tech fought back.
- Dallas Oats took the Golden Eagles to a 14-point lead.
- Tennessee Tech took the match with a kill from Skylar Boom, 25-11.
- Tennessee State now sits at an overall record of 12-16.
- Against Tennessee Tech the Tigers are now 17-41.
The Tigers will travel to Jacksonville, Ala. to compete against Jacksonville State at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16.