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Blue Raiders dominate FAU 3-0

Asberry set individual match hitting percentage

October 4, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee continued to turn things around on Saturday night as it dominated Florida Atlantic taking a 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 26-24) win.

Senior Ashley Asberry set a new individual match high hitting percentage as she hit .824 with 15 kills and just one error.

As a team, Middle Tennessee (12-3, 2-1 SBC) had 53 kills to FAU's 30 and posted a hitting percentage of .494.

"We served some very tough balls and got them out of their system. We had 53 kills with just 10 errors and until the end when we had three or four errors in a row we were playing an outstanding match," head coach Matt Peck said. "I could see them relaxing at the end of game three so I am disappointed with that but other than that we had a great match."

Adding assistance to the Blue Raiders offense as junior Ashley Mead had a team high 16 kills. Sophomore Izabela Kozon notched 13 of her own with just one error for a .624 attack percentage.

Each team had just three blocks on the night in a match dominated by offense as no Blue Raider player hit below .300.

Junior Leslie Clark had 45 assists on the night and added depth to the defense with seven digs. Junior Ashley Waugh had six digs on the night as the team had 30 digs to FAU's 19.

"We were difficult to defend tonight and had everyone hitting at very high numbers. We hit .494 as a team which is great. We have had to very good home matches against two really good teams and we need to continue this on the road next week," Peck said.

The Blue Raiders began the match strong taking a 25-14 win in the first set. Middle Tennessee had 21 kills in the set with just two errors for a .613 hitting percentage.

In the second set, Middle Tennessee continued to dominate taking a 25-15 win. At the end of two set, the Blue Raiders had 33 total kills with just five errors with an attack percentage of .509.

Middle Tennessee will hit the road for the next two weeks beginning with a trip to Arkansas. The Blue Raiders will play Arkansas State on Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. before traveling to Little Rock, Ark., to face UALR on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m.

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