TSU conquers Skyhawks
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 21:10
The Skyhawks volleyball team was overcome by Tennessee State University in four sets on Friday, Oct. 12. UTM lost the first set (30-32) and pushed forward to win the second set (25-22). TSU, however, pushed back and defeated the Skyhawks in the final two sets (18-25, 23-25).
UTM was tested in the first set, forcing 14 ties and one lead change. While the Skyhawks did not take this set, the team fought hard, securing 16 kills. A majority of these kills came from outside hitters sophomore Emily Keaton (3 kills) and freshman Lynsey Hazelwood (4 kills).
After the setback of the first set, the team was ready to dominate. The Skyhawks forced five ties and three lead changes. They secured a 25-22 second set win with 12 kills. Keaton secured the win with a kill assisted by freshman setter Amanda Crask.
However, the Skyhawks could not keep up. The Skyhawks overcame and lead the game once, overcoming two tie scores. The eleven kills made by the team did not help as they came up short by seven points.
Though the Skyhawks pushed forward, they were bested in the final set (23-25). They forced 3 tie scores and one lead change and secured 15 kills.
This is the fourteenth loss UTM has had, giving the team a record of seven wins and fourteen losses. During this match, the team accumulated 54 kills and 2 service aces contributed by Hazelwood and freshman middle back Shelby Hoskins. The team also achieved eight successful blocks.
The Skyhawk volleyball team will play their next game against Eastern Kentucky on Friday, Oct. 19.