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Midde Tennessee Downs Jags 3-0

Blue Raiders improve to 14-1 in league play.

November 2, 2007 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Junior Ashley Adams and sophomore Sasha McGlothin led the Blue Raiders both offensively and defensively on Friday night in a 3-0 (30-24, 30-12, 30-18) win over South Alabama.

Adams had no errors in the match as she knocked down 17 kills for Middle Tennessee (27-2, 14-1 SBC). Adams posted a .708 hitting percentage against the Jaguars (9-16, 3-11 SBC).

Freshman Isabela Kozon also added assistance with seven kills and sophomore Ashley Mead with eight. Kozon also had two service aces and six digs in the match.

On the other side of the ball, McGlothin posted a career high as she had eight block assists and one solo block. McGlothin's previous career high was seven block assists against North Texas.

"Sasha had an outstanding match for us tonight," head coach Peck said. "Ashley Adams and Izabela also had big matches for us tonight. It is nice to have them play this well at this point in the season when we need them to have a big match."

Middle Tennessee had 24 block assists in the match and one solo block with 13 total blocks. This is the most block assists allowed by South Alabama this season.

"This was an outstanding match. I think any time we hit .422 and have 13 blocks we will probably not lose any matches," Peck said.

As a team Middle Tennessee hit .422 with 48 total kills while holding the Jags to just 29 kills for a .071 hitting percentage. South Alabama's hitting percentage was its lowest of the season and the Blue Raiders attack percentage is the most by a South Alabama opponent this season.

The Blue Raiders also held the Jags to just four total blocks.

Service aces were a big part of the match as the Blue Raiders had 11 led by senior Alicia Lemau'u with five. Juliana Alemeida had three service aces for South Alabama as it had five total.

The Blue Raiders had a scare to begin game one as South Alabama score three of its first four points on service errors by Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders settled down scoring nine straight points behind the serve of senior Lemau'u, 22-18.

In game two, Middle Tennessee jumped out to an early lead. The Blue Raiders then extended that lead to ten-points after five straight blocks, 20-10.

At the break, Adams was hitting .688 with 11 kills to lead the Blue Raiders.

Middle Tennessee will be back in action on Saturday Nov. 3 when it faces Troy at 7 p.m.

With a win over Troy, the Blue Raiders will have 15 wins in conference play which will be the most conference wins in a season since Middle Tennessee joined the Sun Belt Conference in 2001.

Live broadcast and live stats of the match may be found on www.goblueraiders.com. Admission to all home volleyball matches is free.

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