November 05, 20191st2nd3rdFinal
Tennessee State2525253
Belmont1523150
TSUTeam StatsBEL
.337Hitting Pct..111
42Kills36
8Errors23
101Total Attacks117
39Assists36
4Aces1
52Digs44
9.0Blocks2.0
TSULeadersBEL
PIERSON - 13
KillsVAN POPPEL - 11
GARCIA GUERRIOS - 37
AssistsMASON - 20
PIERSON - 2
MARSHALL - 2
AcesBASS - 1
RIVERA ORTIZ - 21
DigsKELLEY - 13
WILLIAMS - 7
BlocksBALL - 2
Tiger Volleyball Sweeps Belmont
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Tiger Volleyball Sweeps Belmont

Box Score

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- Tennessee State volleyball swept Belmont on it's home court Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Curb Event Center. The Tigers won the match 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-15). During the match Big Blue showed what a force it can be offensively and defensively, recording 42 kills, 52 digs and 18 blocks against Belmont. 

Big Blue came out strong from the beginning and kept the lead in each set, except one tie during the third set, which was quickly squashed by kills from Julia Pierson and Kariely Santana-Delgado. The Bruins tried to find it's bearings but TSU just wouldn't let up. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Five Tigers hit over a .300 percent during the match: Khalia Jordan (.450), Julia Pierson (.344), Aniya Williams (.429), Kariely Santana-Delgado (.750) and Sofia Garcia-Guerrios (.500).
  • Gina Rivera-Ortiz moved closer to hitting 1,000 career digs by recording 21 to help TSU's defense. 

SET ONE

  • Tennessee State started off with kills from Williams and Jordan.
  • The Bruins tried to get into the set with kills but TSU stayed on top.
  • The Tigers went on a five-point run before Belmont was awarded a point due to blocking error on Aria Holmes.
  • But, Garcia-Guerrios quickly scored for TSU with a kill.
  • Points went back and forth over the net.
  • A block assist for Jasmine Fuqua and Williams kept the Bruins under the Tigers.
  • The Tigers win the set on a BU service error, 25-15.

SET TWO

  • TSU ran up an early lead but Belmont made sure to stay in the set.
  • After a close play at the net, the Tigers continued its run.
  • Holmes kept TSU in the lead with her second kill of the match.
  • Mary Catherine Bell tried to close the gap, but Pierson notched her sixth kill.
  • The Bruins went on a four-point run and tried to tie it up.
  • But Fuqua recorded a kill to pull the Tigers ahead.
  • Kills for Fuqua and Kendall Bullock got Big Blue to a five-point lead.
  • BU retaliated with kills from Halee Van Poppel and Lauren Walsh.
  • Jordan with her seventh kill won the match for TSU, 25-23.

SET THREE

  • The Tigers scored with a kill, a block assist and a BU error before a TSU service error halted its advancement.
  • Van Poppel closed the gap for the Bruins with three kills.
  • A TSU attack error tied up the set for the first time this match.
  • Big Blue quickly took the lead again with kills from Santana-Delgado and Pierson.
  • Kristian Marshall pulled the Tigers a seven-point lead with an ace.
  • Pierson recorded her 13th kill of the match and won the set, 25-15.

MATCH NOTES

  • Tennessee State has advanced to a 11-15 overall record and a 4-9 Ohio Valley Conference record.
  • Against Belmont, TSU sits at a 13-22 record.

UP NEXT

The Tigers will travel to Charleston, Ill. to compete against Eastern Illinois in Lantz Arena at 2 p.m on Nov. 9.

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