September 28, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tennessee State252225253
Jacksonville State232523231
TSUTeam StatsJSU
.156Hitting Pct..169
52Kills54
29Errors29
147Total Attacks148
51Assists51
5Aces1
51Digs57
9.0Blocks8.0
TSULeadersJSU
PIERSON - 17
KillsKINDERMANN - 12
TE'O - 46
AssistsLIBS - 45
HENDERSON - 2
AcesLIBS - 1
RIVERA ORTIZ - 18
DigsSTEELE - 15
HENDERSON - 3
FIHAKI - 3
TE'O - 3
KRUIZE - 3
PIERSON - 3
BlocksKINDERMANN - 4
FREAR - 4
September 29, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tennessee State251626263
Tennessee Tech232524241
TSUTeam StatsTTU
.158Hitting Pct..157
59Kills51
29Errors22
190Total Attacks185
58Assists46
2Aces4
95Digs90
5.0Blocks11.0
TSULeadersTTU
PIERSON - 20
KillsVERZANI - 18
TE'O - 48
AssistsJEZIOROWSKI - 41
PIERSON - 1
RIVERA ORTIZ - 1
AcesVERZANI - 2
RIVERA ORTIZ - 30
DigsBRUGERE - 30
PIERSON - 3
BlocksTHOMAS - 6
Volleyball Opens OVC Road Play at Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Volleyball Opens OVC Road Play at Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech

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Game 13
: Tennessee State (4-8, 1-0 OVC) vs. Jacksonville State (7-8, 0-2 OVC)
Date: Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
Location: Jacksonville, Ala. 
Arena: Kennamer Hall
Time: 7 p.m. CST
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Game 14: Tennessee State (4-8, 1-0 OVC) vs. Tennessee Tech (6-10, 0-2 OVC)
Date:
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
Location: 
Cookeville, Tenn.
Arena:
Eblen Center
Time:
 2 p.m. CST
Live Stream: OVC Digital Network
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QUICK HITTERS: Tennessee State volleyball hits the road for its first Ohio Valley Conference road matches this season. TSU will play the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State Friday at 7 p.m. at the Pete Mathews Coliseum. Then, Big Blue heads to Cookeville to play TTU Saturday at 2 p.m.

The Tigers are 10-23 in the all-time series against Jacksonville State. Last season, the Gamecocks defeated the Tigers in both meetings, 3-2. Against Tennessee Tech, TSU is 17-39 in the alltime series. The Tigers swept the Golden Eagles at the Eblen Center last season, and ended the season with a 3-2 loss to TTU at home.

TSU UPDATE: The win over Eastern Illinois served as the 250th program win for Tennessee State. JoJo Kruize led the Tiger offense with 15 kills, with junior Julia Pierson following close behind with 13 kills and 5 blocks. Rivera Ortiz held down the backcourt with 23 digs with help from JUCO transfer Destiny Washington who dug up 13 balls. Current head coach Donika Sutton has been a member of the program for 54 of the wins, and was at the helm of the Tigers for 11. After sweeping Eastern Illinois in the second conference match of the season, the Tigers are 2-0 in Ohio Valley Conference play. The last time TSU was 2-0 in the league was 2007 - the year TSU won its first OVC Tournament and NCAA bid. 

SCOUTING JACKSONVILLE STATE: The Gamecocks finished conference opening weekend 0-2 after going five sets against both Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky. Lina Kindermann leads JSU in kills with 169 while Lexie Libs facilitates the offense. 

SCOUTING TENNESSEE TECH: TTU is 6-10, 0-2 moving into week two of conference play. Junior middle blocker Rachel Thomas and outside Alice Verzani lead the offense while All-OVC Preseason pick Kirsten Brugere holds down the back court. 

UP NEXT: TSU hosts its final non-confernce opponent of the regular season in MTSU in Kean Hall Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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