October 12, 20181st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
Murray State20252325153
Tennessee State25222522112
MURTeam StatsTSU
.124Hitting Pct..159
62Kills59
36Errors27
209Total Attacks201
60Assists55
4Aces3
103Digs92
7.0Blocks14.0
MURLeadersTSU
BROWN - 18
KillsHENDERSON - 22
ANDERTON - 44
AssistsTE'O - 49
ANDERTON - 2
AcesHENDERSON - 2
FERNANDEZ - 34
DigsRIVERA ORTIZ - 37
JOHNSON - 4
BlocksFIHAKI - 8
October 13, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Austin Peay252522253
Tennessee State192225161
APSUTeam StatsTSU
.267Hitting Pct..197
62Kills51
16Errors20
172Total Attacks157
58Assists50
7Aces3
72Digs81
10.0Blocks10.0
APSULeadersTSU
GABLE - 17
KillsPIERSON - 19
STUCKER - 51
AssistsTE'O - 45
MOORE - 3
AcesKRUIZE - 2
GERIG - 19
DigsRIVERA ORTIZ - 27
TAFF - 6
BlocksFIHAKI - 7
Volleyball Ends Home Stand with Murray State and Austin Peay
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Volleyball Ends Home Stand with Murray State and Austin Peay

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Game 18
: Tennessee State (7-10, 5-1 OVC) vs. Murray State (9-9, 3-3 OVC)
Date: Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Arena: Kean Hall
Time: 6 p.m. CDT
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Game 19: Tennessee State (7-10, 5-1 OVC) vs. Austin Peay (16-2, 6-0 OVC)
Date: Saturday, Oct.13, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Arena: Kean Hall
Time: 2 p.m. CDT
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QUICK HITTERS: Tennessee State volleyball looks to hold its rank in the Ohio Valley Conference with wins this weekend over Murray State and conference lead- er Austin Peay. The two weekend matches end TSU’s homestand as they hit the road to continue OVC play. Friday’s match against the Racers will begin at 6 p.m.; first serve against the Govs is on Saturday at 2 p.m.

In the all-time series against MSU, the Racers lead the Tigers 10-47. In the last meeting be- tween the teams, Murray State beat TSU in three, 26-28, 19-25, 18-25. 2013 was the last time Big Blue took away a win over MSU, sweeping the Racers at Racer Arena. The Govs lead the series 10-46, TSU dropping in four at APSU. The last time Big Blue topped Austin Peay was in 2015 at the Winfield Dunn Center in five sets.  

TSU UPDATE: Big Blue hosted three matches, kicking off the week with a five-set battle versus Middle Tennessee Tuesday, when the Tigers dropped its first match since beginning conference play.  Big Blue picked up steam as it re-entered OVC competition Friday night, sweeping Eastern Kentucky while setting a new program record by going 5-0 in league play. Rachel Henderson posted the match-high 16 kills on 25 attempts and added three errors, two aces, five digs and three blocks to the stat line. 

The weekend ended with a 3-0 loss to Morehead State. Laken Te’o recorded her ninth double-double of the season with 31 assists and 11 digs, Julia Pierson led the match with 14 kills on a .379 hitting percentage and three Tigers posted two total blocks; Rachel Henderson, 2 assists; JoJo Kruize, 2 assists; Pierson, 2 assists. 

After three weeks of conference play, TSU is ranked third in the league. 

SCOUTING MURRAY STATE: Ranked sixth in the league, the Racers are 3-3 in OVC play. Murray State took two conference player of the week awards with junior Rachel Giustino averaging 5.17 kills per set and double-doubles in sweeps of SIUE and Eastern Illinois, while sophomore libero Becca Fernandez 

SCOUTING AUSTIN PEAY: Conference-leader Austin Peay brings five-time OVC setter of the week Kristen Stucker and her gang of hitters to Kean Hall. The Govs lead the conference in kills (14.61), hitting percentage (.250), assists (13.74) and digs (17.70). Outside hitters Cecily Gable and Brooke Moore are the go-to hitters for APSU. Both average above 3.0 kills per set. Ginny Gerig and Jaymeson Kinley serve as the liberos for the Govs and both have 225 digs on the season. 

UP NEXT: The Tigers take some time away from playing in Kean Hall to travel to UT Martin, Friday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m., and to SEMO, Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.

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