Memphis Drops 5-Set Battle Against Visiting Tennessee State, 3-2
Oct. 15, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis volleyball team (9-10) took a break from American Athletic Conference play Tuesday evening as they welcomed Tennessee State University (6-11) to the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Memphis led early, but eventually dropped the 5-set battle to TSU, 21-25, 22-25, 27-25, 26-24, 15-12.
Memphis took the first set 25-21 and followed that by taking the second set 25-22. TSU battled back taking the third and fourth sets in overtime, 27-25 and 26-24. The fifth set saw five ties, but TSU took the lead at 10-9 and kept the lead from that point on, taking the set 15-12.
The Tigers offense was led by freshman Michaella Moss and junior Lauren Hawkins. Moss downed 14 kills and racked up 27 digs, while Hawkins totaled a team-high 18 kills and nine blocks. Moss has not had a double-double in back-to-back games. Alexis Wesley finished with nine kills and seven blocks, including three of the solo variety.
The Tigers return to action Friday evening when they welcome American Athletic Conference foe Rutgers to the Elma Roane Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. They'll complete their five-game homestand Sunday when Uconn comes to the Fieldhouse. Sunday will be the annual Dig Pink Event, with the game starting at 1 p.m.