|October 06, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th||Final|
LUDTKE - 1
HENDERSON - 3
FREAR - 6
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. --- The Tennessee State volleyball team (5-13, 1-4 OVC) suffered a hard-fought loss to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (15-8, 2-3 OVC) 3-2 (23-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-13) Friday night in Pete Mathews Coliseum.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Curstyn Wilson scored the 25th ace of her career.
- Samantha Beltran set a new career-high in assists in a single match with 61.
- Katora Roberts put down her career-high in kills with 19, hitting a .389.
- Maya Evans posted her career-high in kills with 14.
- Sydney Swann recorded a new career high with 9 digs.
- Cherlie Adorno DeJesus led both teams in digs with 25.
SET BY SET
First Set: First point for the Tigers was scored by Rachel Henderson with a kill down the line. Maya Evans followed up with three kills to keep the Tigers in the set. Throughout the set, TSU put down more kills than Jacksonville State 18-12. Alexis Johnson and Maya Evans ended the set with a dominating block. Tigers won the set, 25-23.
Second Set: Samantha Beltran started set two with a Tiger ace. The first half of the set was back-and forth, until Katora Roberts, Rachel Henderson and Maya Evans came up with kills for a 5-0 Tiger run. With 4.5 blocks, a service ace and a .216 team hitting percentage, the Tigers never let go of the lead, and with a Big Blue Block by Maya Evans and Rachel Henderson, TSU took set two 25-19.
Third Set: Freshman Sydney Swann recorded the first point for the Tigers with a kill facilitated by Samantha Beltran, who doled out 13 assists in set three. Alexis Johnson helped the team go on a four-point run before going on a point-by-point battle with JSU. Jacksonville State took the last three points winning 25-12.
Fourth Set: Tigers lost momentum in the fourth set which served as a turning point for Jacksonville State. TSU has a match-high 10 hitting errors, compared to JSU’s three, and had a .158 hitting percentage compared to JSU’s .312. Gamecocks win set four, 25-18.
Fifth Set: Rachel Henderson put down a ball for the first Tiger point of set five, and a scores an ace to put the Tigers up 7-5. In the final back-and-forth set, the Gamecocks recorded five blocks and posted its match-high hitting percentage leading JSU to win the match 15-13.
- TSU is now 11-22 in the all-time series against Jacksonville State.
- Five Tigers posted career or season-high stats.
The Tigers travel to Cookeville, Tenn. to take on the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Saturday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m.