November 01, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Morehead State252225253
Tennessee State202522191
MOR(1)~1Team StatsTSU
.240Hitting Pct..217
73Kills42
31Errors12
175Total Attacks138
69Assists40
5Aces1
74Digs58
5.0Blocks13.0
MOR(1)~1LeadersTSU
LOHMEIER - 20
KillsWILLIAMS - 14
BESSLER - 58
AssistsGARCIA GUERRIOS - 34
LOHMEIER - 1
BESSLER - 1
MONTELISCIANI - 1
MCCARSON - 1
HODGES - 1
AcesNJIE - 1
WHITTEN - 19
DigsRIVERA ORTIZ - 13
ROKEY - 4
SWEARINGEN - 4
BlocksHOLMES - 7
Tiger Volleyball Battled Against Morehead State
Friday, November 1, 2019
Tiger Volleyball Battled Against Morehead State

Box Score

NASHVILLE, Tenn --- Tennessee State volleyball really fought hard tonight on that court in Kean Hall. Big Blue competed against Morehead State Friday, Nov. 1 and the Tigers lost 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19) but not easily. TSU stayed in close range on the scoreboard and every time MSU pulled ahead, Tennessee State fought back and stayed with the competition. 

Aniya Williams was a challenge for the Eagles defenese, putting away 14 kills during the match. Defensively, TSU had multiple players will double-digit digs. But, Morehead State's Olivia Lohmeier found the holes and recorded 20 kills. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Aniya Williams led the Tigers with 14 kills.
  • Aria Holmes recorded two solo blocks and four assists.
  • Sofia Garcia-Guerrios doled out 34 assists.

SET ONE

  • Big Blue started off strong with kills from Julia Pierson and Aria Holmes.
  • But the Eagles came back and took the lead with a six-point run.
  • MSU received an attack error but quickly made up for it with a kill from Liz Allen.
  • Aniya Williams with two kills brought the Tigers back into the set.
  • Solo block from Aria Holmes closed the gap on the scoreboard.
  • Tennessee State found holes in the Eagles defense, raising the team’s momentum.
  • TSU fought for its place on the board with another block.
  • Powerhouse Williams shot into Morehead State’s defense with her third kill.
  • At set point, Mia Swearingen recorded her fourth kill and won the set, 25-20.

SET TWO

  • After a good volley of points, the Tigers took the lead with four attack errors on MSU.
  • Williams took Big Blue to a four-point lead over the Eagles.
  • Morehead State got back into the set with a kill from Lauren Rokey.
  • Tennessee State proved to be a challenge for the Eagles.
  • But, after a three-point run Morehead State was one point behind.
  • MSU took the lead with a kill from Bridget Bessler.
  • Block assist for Pierson and Williams took the Tigers to a two-point lead.
  • Williams earned set point for TSU, and a solo block for Kendall Bullock won the set, 25-22.

SET THREE

  • Morehead finally took the lead after a tied game with a service ace.
  • The Tigers fought back with kills from Jasmine Fuqua and Pierson.
  • But, MSU kept drilling into Big Blue’s defense keeping its lead.
  • A kill from Fuqua and Williams shrunk the point difference.
  • Two attack errors on Olivia Lohmeier gave Tennessee State the lead.
  • Bessler with her fifth kill tied the set for MSU.
  • An attack error on Bullock put the Eagles ahead.
  • Sofia Garcia-Guerrios and Williams with two more kills kept MSU on its toes.
  • The set went to Morehead State with a kill from Hannah Keating, 25-22.

SET FOUR

  • MSU took an early four-point lead but a kill from Fuqua stopped the run.
  • Williams continued being an offensive powerhouse and recorded her 13th
  • Tennessee State fought hard to stay in the set slowly closing the gap.
  • But, Rokey kept the Eagles ahead and she notched another kill for MSU.
  • Pierson cratered one into Morehead State’s defense but Lohmeier fired back with her own.
  • A Morehead State block assist won the match, 25-19.

MATCH NOTES

  • Yellow card to Morehead State's head coach Jaime Gordon in set four.
  • Tennessee State's overall record is 9-15.
  • Against Morehead State, the series is now 13-50.

UP NEXT

Tomorrow night the Tigers host the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky University at 5 p.m. in Kean Hall.

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