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Middle Tennessee Wins Second Match in Louisiana

Asberry and Kozon lead team on Saturday

October 20, 2007 · MT Media Relations
LAFAYETTE, La. - Junior Ashley Asberry and freshman Izabela Kozon each posted eight kills to lead Middle Tennessee to a 3-0 (30-12, 30-15, 30-25) win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday night.

Asberry ended the match with a hitting percentage of .429. Asberry also had one solo block and one block assist in the match.

Kozon notched two service aces, one solo block and two block assists in the match scoring a team high 12 points for the Blue Raiders (23-2, 10-1 SBC).

As a team the Blue Raiders posted 40 kills for a .272 hitting percentage. The team also had 10 service aces, four solo blocks and eight block assists. Middle Tennessee had eight total blocks while holding the Ragin' Cajuns (3-24, 2-10 SBC) to just 4.5 blocks.

Sophomore Leslie Clark recorded 32 assists for Middle Tennessee, all but one assist in the match were hers, for a .841 assist percentage. Clark along with senior Alicia Lemau'u recorded three service aces against Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Ragin' Cajuns hit -.055 for the match as four members of the team hit in the negative. Middle Tennessee held Louisiana-Lafayette to just 24 kills. Elizabeth Inman had over half of the Ragin' Cajuns' kills with 13 as she posted the only positive hitting percentage for the team with .242.

Middle Tennessee took control of the match early jumping out by seven, 10-3.The Blue Raiders finished off Louisiana-Lafayette in game one allowing them to score just 12-points, 30-12.

Then Middle Tennessee continued the momentum into game two taking a 10-7 lead but began to pull ahead, 22-11. The Blue Raiders allowed the Ragin' Cajuns to just four more points in the game 30-15 taking a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Ragin' Cajuns had more life in game three taking a 15-13 before the Blue Raiders could pull themselves together. The two teams traded points before the Blue Raiders took a two-point lead, 23-21. Middle Tennessee maintained a two-point lead before continuing to pull ahead ending the match with a 30-25 win.

The Blue Raiders will have Sunday off before playing New Orleans at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. The match has been pushed back on hour to 6 p.m. due to a scheduling conflict.

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