Blue Raiders handle North Texas 3-0
Kozon and Mead notch double-digit killsOctober 16, 2008 · MT Athletic COmmunications
As a team, the Blue Raiders (15-3, 5-1 SBC) had 40 kills for a .321 hitting percentage while holding North Texas (3-17, 1-6 SBC)to 27 kills and a .046 attack percentage.
The Blue Raiders started the match sluggish losing the first two points but then got it together jumping out 8-3 and forcing North Texas to call a timeout.
North Texas continued to battle and after trailing by as many as seven closed the gap to two-points, 17-15. Middle Tennessee kept the lead and took the first set 25-22.
The Blue Raiders continued to control the match in the second set taking a 15-6 lead into the halfway point. Middle Tennessee extended its lead to 11 and never looked back taking a 2-0 lead in the match with a 25-14 win.
After two sets, Kozon led the Blue Raiders with 10 kills as she had posted a hitting percentage of .769 after no errors in 13 attempts.
Middle Tennessee had 25 kills with a .314 hitting percentage while holding the Mean Green to a .017 hitting percentage with 18 kills.
North Texas started the third set strong but the Blue Raiders quickly regained their composure taking a four-point lead, 15-11. Middle Tennessee never looked back cruising to a 25-18 win with Asberry notching the final kill.
Middle Tennessee will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 18 when faces Denver at 7 p.m. in Denver.
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