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Blue Raiders take 3-0 win over SEMO

MT rounds out weekend at 7:30 with South Dakota State

August 30, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREEBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee continued to perform well at the Middle Tennessee Invitational taking a 3-0 win over Southeast Missouri on Saturday.

The Blue Raiders dominated the first set taking a 25-14 win. Then in the second set SEMO rebounded but Middle Tennessee pulled out a 25-21 win. The Blue Raiders rounded out the match on a kill by senior Ashley Asberry for the 25-20 win.

"SEMO won the OVC last year, have a good corp of their kids back and are a pretty athletic team. I was expecting a good match from them and they gave it to us. I think the first game we totally dominated and what usually happens in the next match we come out a little slow which we did," head coach Matt Peck said. "We struggled a little bit after that but overall we started to get in system more. I think the girls realized that when we are in system it regulates us more and these teams can't stop us."

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Asberry and junior Ashley Mead each had 11 kills with Asberry having two block assists on the defensive side. Sophomore Izabela Kozon and junior Sasha McGlothin knocked down nine and eight kills respectively.

"We had very good matches from Sasha McGlothin, Ashley Asberry, and Ashley Mead. We did a good job blocking, served better than last night and I think had a lot of positives," Peck said.

McGlothin along with redshirt freshman Stacy Oladinni had four block assists to add assistance on defense.

Middle Tennessee will round out the weekend on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. when it faces South Dakota State.

"I think the team tonight will present different challenges for us and is may be a little better than SEMO. I told the team in the last two sets against SEMO could be losses tonight if we do not play better. We are 2-0 and I am pretty pleased with our progress so far," Peck said.

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