November 02, 20191st2nd3rdFinal
Eastern Kentucky1924220
Tennessee State2526253
EKUTeam StatsTSU
.124Hitting Pct..228
40Kills44
22Errors15
145Total Attacks127
38Assists43
3Aces2
58Digs71
4.0Blocks5.0
EKULeadersTSU
Abby Noll - 14
KillsPIERSON - 13
Raegan Alexander - 24
AssistsGARCIA GUERRIOS - 37
Mikayla Logan - 1
Kennedy Wilson - 1
Sydney Schoen - 1
AcesJORDAN - 1
RIVERA ORTIZ - 1
Dena Tekavec - 21
DigsRIVERA ORTIZ - 19
Mikayla Logan - 2
Adria Hartley - 2
BlocksGARCIA GUERRIOS - 3
Tennessee State Volleyball Wins on Senior Night Against EKU
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Tennessee State Volleyball Wins on Senior Night Against EKU

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- Tennessee State volleyball won it's last home match in Kean Hall for the season 3-0. The Tigers beat the Colonels 25-19, 26-24, 25-22 in a nail-bitting match on Saturday, Nov.2 at 5 p.m. This win advanced Big Blue's overall record to 10-15.

Senior Julia Pierson recorded her fifth double-double for the season with 14 digs and 13 kills. Even though EKU fought hard this evening, TSU came back even stronger. With a strong defense Tennessee State put up nine blocks and 71 digs.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Defensively the Tigers had five players put up double digit digs: Sofia Garcia-Guerrios, Jasmine Fuqua, Pierson and Gina Rivera-Ortiz.
  • Pierson recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 13 kills and 14 digs.
  • Garcia-Guerrios doled out 37 assists to the Tiger's offense.

SET ONE

  • Kills from Khalia Jordan, Aniya Williams and Garcia-Guerrios gave the Tigers the lead.
  • But EKU took the lead with kills from Abby Noll.
  • Pierson with a shot into the Colonels defense and an attack error on EKU put TSU ahead.
  • Noll tied it back up with her second kill.
  • The teams battled it out on the court with points for both teams.
  • Tennessee State pulled ahead with kills from Pierson, Jordan and Williams.
  • A blocking error on Williams tied the set up for Eastern Kentucky.
  • After a TSU timeout, the Tigers came back for a four-point run.
  • Pierson won the set, 25-19, with her sixth kill.

SET TWO

  • Points went back and forth but TSU pulled ahead with a kill from Williams and two EKU errors.
  • Fuqua and Aria Holmes found holes in the Colonels defense and gave the Tigers a seven-point lead.
  • Block assist from Holmes and Garcia-Guerrios kept Big Blue’s run going.
  • But a kill from Adria Hartley stopped the Tigers.
  • The Colonels fought back hard but Pierson squashed its attempts with another kill.
  • EKU tied it up at 24 all and Pierson sealed the set again for TSU, 26-24.

SET THREE

  • Eastern Kentucky took the lead first but TSU was quick to get into the action with a kill from Pierson.
  • Rivera-Ortiz pulled Tennessee State ahead with an ace.
  • Kills from Pierson and Jordan kept Big Blue up on the scoreboard.
  • A block assist for Williams and Fuqua kept the Colonels down.
  • Kills for Noll and Mikayla Logan closed the three-point gap and tied it.
  • Fuqua scored the set point and a EKU attack error won the set for TSU, 25-22.

MATCH NOTES

  • The Tiger's advanced it's recorded to 10-15. 
  • TSU's record in the Ohio Valley Conference is now 3-9.
  • Against the Colonels the overall record is 15-54.

UP NEXT

The Tigers travel to the Curb Event Center to compete against the Belmont Bruins at 6 p.m.

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