Volleyball Loses Close Match to Tennessee Tech, 3-1
Sept. 26, 2004
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team ended their tough seven match road streak with a 3-1 (25-30, 32-34, 30-28, 28-30) loss to conference opponent Tennessee Tech on Saturday afternoon. The loss dropped Southeast to 1-11 overall and 0-2 in OVC action.
Despite many noteworthy individual performances by the Otahkians it was the Golden Eagles blocking defense that proved to be the difference maker in the five games.
Tech took the first game 30-25 recording 18 kills to Southeast's 14. They also out-hit Southeast .212-.100.
The second game turned into a point marathon as both teams fought for the upper-hand. Despite Southeast recording 20 kills to Tech's 14, it was the lack of attack errors by the Golden Eagles that proved to be the difference maker. Tech only committed four attack errors, as Southeast had 12 errors. Tech took game two, 34-32.
Southeast held on for the 30-28 victory in game three. They hit .250 in game three recording 19 kills and only six attack errors.
Game four followed the pattern of the previous games, but this time Tech came out on top, 30-28.
For the second game in a row three Otahkians recorded double-doubles. Jill Miller (Muncie, IN/Muncie Central) recorded her second straight and fifth career double-double with a 21 kill/10 dig match. For Miller it was her second straight 20 kill game as she recorded 25 against Austin Peay on Friday.
Jamie Baumstark (Hermann, MO/Hermann) recorded her second straight assist/dig double-double. After a career-high 60 assists against Austin Peay, she added 53 on Saturday against Tech. Her 17 digs gave Baumstark her fourth career assist/dig double-double.
Jessica Koeper (Jackson, MO/Jackson) added 17 kills and a 22 digs for her fourth career double-double.
Brittany Hastings (Wichita, KS/Circle H.S.) added 10 kills to round out players in double figures in kills.
Defensively Ashley Smith (DeSoto, MO/Jefferson College) added three blocks with her 10 digs. She also added three service aces to lead the team.
Lauren Scannell (Belleville, IL/Southwestern Illinois College) finished with 19 digs.
The Golden Eagles had four players with double-doubles, led by Anne Morrow's 24 kill, 13 dig performance.
For the match Southeast recorded more kills (69-67) and total attacks (224-212), but Tech had the upper hand in team block (16-6) and hitting percentage (.138-.175).
Southeast returns home for their conference home opener against Eastern Illinois on Friday, October 1. Match time is 7:00 P.M.