Volleyball Goes 1-1 on Saturday at Blue Raider Bash

Jessica Robinson records career-high 16 kills

September 9, 2006 · MT Media Relations

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee volleyball (6-3) went 1-1 on Saturday at the Blue Raider Bash defeating Illinois-Chicago 3-0 (30-24, 30-13, 30-15) and falling to St. Louis 3-1 (27-30, 30-20, 23-30, 22-30) in Alumni Memorial Gym.

Preying on the Blue Raiders' strength, their offense, St. Louis notched 32 blocks in the game keeping Middle Tennessee out of its offense all match. Middle Tennessee dropped game one, committing 11 errors in the game. In the only game the Blue Raiders won, game two, the squad had just two errors and hit .293.

Coming out of the locker room, the Blue Raiders looked to have all the momentum, but it wasn't meant to be. In game three, Middle Tennessee was held to its lowest attack percentage of the tournament, .026. Overall, the Blue Raiders hit .163 in the match to St. Louis' .231.

Four Blue Raiders recorded double figure kills in the match with Jessica Robinson leading the way with 16. Quanshell Scott had 13 kills, Ashley Adams notched 11 and Ashley Asberry added 10. Scott also had two service aces.

Junior Victoria Monasterolo led both squads with 13 kills as Middle Tennessee defeated Illinois-Chicago 3-0 in the first match on Saturday.

Middle Tennessee hit .414 in the match with 47 kills and just 11 errors. The Blue Raiders held UIC to a .065 attack percentage and just 31 kills. The club also recorded nine aces in the match with freshman Ashley Waugh notching three.

It was a balanced attack by Middle Tennessee, with 13 of the 16 players seeing action. Freshman Sasha McGlothin had a big game tying her career-high with seven kills. Robinson also had a solid performance with nine kills.

Middle Tennessee closes out the Blue Raider Bash on Sunday by hosting Creighton at 1 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Gym.

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