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Blue Raiders take 3-0 win on Friday

Asberry knocked down 15 kills

November 14, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee cruised to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-17) win over Troy University on Friday night.

The Blue Raiders (25-3, 13-3 SBC) recorded 50 kills led by senior Ashley Asberry with 15. Asberry posted a match high hitting percentage of .667 as the team hit .371.

"We played Troy very well at their place two weeks ago and I fully expected us to have a great match tonight," head coach Matt Peck said. "We put up some impressive numbers and I thought Ashley Asberry had an outstanding match. We are looking forward to our final conference match of the year and heading to the tournament next week."

Junior Ashley Mead ended the night with 13 kills as she posted an attack percentage of .429.

The Blue Raiders held Troy (13-18, 4-12) to just 27 kills for a .121 attack percentage led by Meghan Gilroy with seven kills.

Junior Ashley Waugh guided the defense with 15 digs as junior Leslie Clark ran the offense with 43 assists. Clark surpassed Meghan Sumrell as the all-time career leader in assists with her performance on Friday night.

Clark now has 4,047 assists in her career which is 27 more than Sumrell had in her four-year career at Middle Tennessee.

Middle Tennessee cruised to the win to begin the first set after a slow start pulled ahead 12-7.

Troy battled the Blue Raiders in the second set before falling behind 18-14. The Blue Raiders continued to pull ahead and took the win for a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Blue Raiders will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 15 when it faces South Alabama at 6 p.m. Admission to all home matches is free. Middle Tennessee will honor its lone senior Asberry in a pre-game ceremony before playing the Jags.

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