Tennessee State Volleyball to face Ohio State in NCAA opening round Friday

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE — Tennessee State earned its second overall trip to the NCAA Volleyball Tournament and first since the 2007 season and will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to play at 3rd-seeded Ohio State on Friday, Dec. 2 in a first-round match at 7:30 PM ET / 6:30 PM CT. Friday’s contest will be played at the Covelli Center on the campus of Ohio State. In the other pod matchup, 6th-seeded Southern California meets High Point with the winners of both first-round matchups playing on Saturday for the right…

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Tennessee State Volleyball wins OVC Tournament

Courtesy of Scott Wallace, Tennessee State Athletics 3  TSU 2 SEMO Team 1 2 3 4 5 F TSU 25 16 22 25 15 (3) SEMO 21 25 25 22 10 (2) MARTIN, TN —  Their slogan for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament was #AllIn. The slogan became a reality as the Tennessee State Tiger volleyball team collected up 20 blocks en route to a 3-2 win (25-21, 16-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10) over the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Saturday at Skyhawk Fieldhouse in the OVC Conference Championship Game. The title is the…

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Tennessee State Volleyball advances to OVC semis

Courtesy of Scott Wallace, Tennessee State Athletics MARTIN, TN. — For the first time since 2015, the Tennessee State University Tiger Volleyball Team has won a game in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. After winning the first two sets vs. #3 seed Morehead State, the # 6 seeded Tigers held on to take a five-set victory (26-24, 25-23, 23-25, 24-26, 15-9). TSU will now take on OVC newcomer #7 Lindenwood University who upset #2 seed Tennessee Tech in straight sets (25-23, 25-19, 25-11). “Today we figured out how to make the…

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Tennessee State Volleyball defeats Morehead State in opening round of OVC Tourney

Courtesy of Scott Wallace, Tennessee State Athletics 3  Tennessee St. 17-15,10-8 OVC 2 Morehead St. 14-16,10-8 OVC Team 1 2 3 4 5 F Tennessee St. 26 25 23 24 15 (3) Morehead St. 24 23 25 26 9 (2) MARTIN, TN – Gabrielle Johnson notched 11 kills with a .500 attack percentage and a number of her teammates recorded season highs to help lead the Tennessee State Tiger volleyball team to a five-set victory (26-24, 25-23, 23-25, 24-26, 15-9) against the Morehead State Eagles Thursday at Skyhawk Fieldhouse in round one of the OVC Volleyball…

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Tennessee State’s Gino Rivera-Ortiz sets single season dig record

Courtesy of Scott Wallace, Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE, TN. – A synonym for libero is sweeper. Tennessee State libero Gina Rivera-Ortiz, is living up to her position by sweeping up records left and right for the Tennessee State University volleyball team. This past Saturday, she added another honor to her resume when she became the single season leader in digs. Garcia-Ortiz surpassed Madison Halterman during her 33-dig effort in the five set victory over the University of Southern Indiana. Last season, she shattered the career dig record and now sits at 2,452…

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Tennessee State volleyball to take on Southern Indiana in weekend series

Courtesy of Scott Wallace, Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State University Tiger Volleyball Team will hit the road this weekend to take on the University of Southern Indiana Eagles (Friday 6 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. both on ESPN Plus). For the second consecutive week, with two victories, the Tigers (12-15, 6-8 OVC) could get to .500 in the conference play. If the Tigers get hot and win the next four games, they will have a chance to finish as high as third place after being picked last in…

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Tennessee State Volleyball goes down 3-1 to EIU second match of day

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State volleyball team jumped ahead 1-0, but couldn’t hold on and lost in four sets (25-22, 17-25, 23-25, 26-28) to the Eastern Illinois Panthers Saturday at home at Kean Hall Gymnasium.  The loss dropped Tennessee State’s record to 13-15 overall and 7-8 in OVC play. Tennessee State split the series with EIU after winning 3-1 earlier in the day.  The Tiger attack was paced by Johanna Alcantara, who finished with 20 kills on the day, and by Kennedy Davis, who had 10 while hitting…

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Tennessee State volleyball to face Eastern Illinois in day-night double

Courtesy of Scott Wallace, Tennessee State University Athletics This Saturday the Tennessee State University Tiger Volleyball Team will try to extend their two-game winning streak as they take on the Eastern Illinois Panthers in a day-night doubleheader. (11 a.m. and 6 p.m. ESPN Plus). With two victories, the Tigers (11-14, 5-7 OVC) could get to .500 in the conference play. This will be a tough task because the Panthers will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak and get back into the race to finish as the OVC’s top…

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Tennessee State loses 5-setter to SEMO

Courtesy of Tennessee State University Athletics TSU 2  SEMO 3 Team 1 2 3 4 5 F TSU 23 25 25 17 8 (2) SEMO 25 21 23 25 15 (3 The Tennessee State volleyball team fell to the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks in five sets (23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 17-25, 8-15) Saturday on the road at Houck Field House. The loss dropped Tennessee State’s record to 6-10 overall and 0-3 in OVC play. The Tigers offense was paced by Celestial Miller, who finished with 15 kills on the day. Johanna Alcantara added 14…

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Tennessee State volleyball falls 3-0 to SEMO

0 TSU 3  SEMO Team 1 2 3 F TSU 24 22 22 (0) SEMO 26 25 25 (3) Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics: CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO — The Tennessee State volleyball team racked up 13 blocks in a three-set (24-26, 22-25, 22-25) loss to the Southeast Missouri Redhawks Friday on the road at Houck Field House. The Tigers had big leads in the first two sets but couldn’t hold off rallies by SEMO. In the first set, they were up 21-16 and 13-7 in the second set. “The proof is in the…

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