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UNO takes win in 3-2 battle

Asberry has double-double

October 26, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Senior Ashley Asberry notched a double-double for the Blue Raiders who fell to New Orleans 3-2 (25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 11-15) on Sunday afternoon.

Asberry ended the day with 14 kills and 12 block assists as she had just one error in the match to post a .650 attack percentage. The 12 block assists were just one shy of her career high 13 which Asberry had against UAB on Nov. 23, 2007.

Sophomore Izabela Kozon added 11 kills on the day to add assistance to the offense.

Middle Tennessee (19-4, 9-2 SBC) ended the day with 49 kills for a .220 attack percentage while New Orleans (14-8, 9-2 SBC) had 58 kills but hit just .186 in the match. Leading the way for the Privateers was Dobrilla Kovacevic who had 20 kills on the day.

As a team, Middle Tennessee had 14.5 blocks while UNO had six.

The Blue Raiders traded points with UNO to begin the match before taking an 18-11 lead after a six-point rally. The Privateers continued to battle closing the gap but it was not enough as Middle Tennessee held on for the win.

In the second set, Middle Tennessee began by losing the first four points but then regained its composure going on a seven-point run to take an 18-11 lead.

After two sets, Asberry led the team with eight kills as the team had 23 total kills with seven team blocks.

UNO took control after the break leading throughout the set before taking a 25-22 win to force a fourth set.

The Privateers continued to perform well taking the lead in the fourth set. Then Clark set a ball with no hitter in place to hand UNO the set and tie the match at two.

UNO continued to control things leading 8-5 at the eight-point break in the fifth set.

Middle Tennessee hit the road for four-matches beginning on Friday, Oct. 31 when it travels to Troy, Ala., to play Troy at 7 p.m.

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