Lady Raiders Fall to Memphis in FiveSeptember 23, 2003 · MT Media Relations
The Lady Raiders began the game slowly as the team recorded a -.056 hitting percentage in the first game. Middle Tennessee continued to play sluggishly in the second game but bumped their attack percentage up to .206.
"We started out way too slow," said head coach Lisa Kissee. "We gave them games one and two because we seemed to come into the match playing flat and really didn't play with the same type of intensity we did over the weekend."
Coming out of the locker room the Lady Raiders came to life and led for most of the game boasting a .317 attack percentage and Memphis fell to .146 to take game three. Game four was almost a carbon copy of game three as the Lady Raiders controlled the tempo and took the game as well.
In the deciding game five, Memphis jumped out on top 3-0 and never looked back. Middle Tennessee could never get a strangle hold and fell in the final game.
Junior KeKe Deckard led the team with 16 kills and senior Karisse Baker followed with 14 kills and also had six blocks. Freshman Andressa Lyra was the other Lady Raider with double figure kills with 11 and also had six blocks.
Middle Tennessee heads on the road for the Lady Raiders first Sun Belt Conference match-ups of the season. First on the docket is a visit to North Texas on Friday September 26 and then the team travels to reigning Sun Belt Conference Tournament Champions Western Kentucky on Sunday.
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