October 23, 2010
EKU Colonels top Golden Eagles in four sets
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle
volleyball team (6-16, 4-7 OVC) fell to the Eastern Kentucky
Colonels, 3-1, Saturday afternoon in Eblen Center. TTU lost by the
scores of 28-26, 25-16, 11-25 and 25-18.
"It was a disappointing match," head coach John Blair said.
"We have been playing much better than we did today. We lacked
execution and Eastern Kentucky took advantage of it."
The first set saw the Colonels build a quick lead at 10-3 only
to see Tech climb back to take the lead at 13-12. Late in the set
TTU still led by one at 24-23 looking to put the set away, but EKU
managed to hang on as they took the first set in extra points
28-26. Senior outside hitter Leah Meffert
nine kills, while hitting .421.
The second set belonged to the Colonels as they built a quick
10-point lead at 17-7 and never looked back as they took the set
Down two sets to none, Blair sent four of his freshmen out on
to the floor for the third set. The set remained an even contest as
both teams were tied at 11. Meffert then stepped up to serve and
EKU would not get the ball back as the Golden Eagles ran off 14
straight points to take the third set 25-11. During the 14-0
stretch, Meffert record three aces. Freshman setter Ashleigh
Hancock added seven assists as well.
With most of the freshmen still on the floor, Tech was knotted
up with Eastern Kentucky midway through the fourth set at 16. The
Colonels would then put together a 9-2 run to take the fourth set
25-18, and the match.
Meffert recorded a game-high 17 kills and 10 digs, while
Hancock posted a season-high 17 assists. Freshman defensive
specialist Allison May tallied 16 digs, while freshman outside
hitter Natalie Penrod added nine kills.
Tennessee Tech begins a three-match road trip Friday when it
takes on Tennessee State at 7 p.m. in Nashville.