Volleyball Falls to Georgia StateSeptember 1, 2003 · MT Media Relations
Georgia State overcame an early deficit to take game one of the match 30-26. Trailing 12-8, the Lady Panthers would get six of the next seven points to go up 14-13. GSU would not trail the rest of the way, eventually taking game one off a kill by senior Shelbylynn McBride.
Game two would not go nearly as well for the Lady Panthers, as Middle Tennessee would go up early in the game and not look back. The Lady Raiders would take six of the final seven points of the game to win 30-22 and tie the match at a game a piece.
A nip and tuck game three would follow, as neither team would give up without a fight. Georgia State would get the clinching point on a Lady Raider ball handling error. Ball handling errors would plague both teams as 14 ball handling errors against the two teams combined were called.
The Lady Panthers would lose a frustrating game four 30-22. As soon as GSU would get some sort of momentum going in the game, MT would come up with a big play. Junior KeKe Deckard came up huge for Middle Tennessee in game four, knocking down a team-high five kills, while adding two service aces and a block assist to help MT tie the match at 2-2.
The fifth and deciding game would belong to the Lady Panthers. Molly Sapp had three of her 20 kills in the final game, also adding a block solo. Amanda Sapp would finish off MT with her 21st kill of the match (a new career high) to give the Lady Panthers the victory.
Middle Tennessee goes back on the road on Friday at the IPFW Tournament.
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