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Blue Raiders to close regular season

No. 22 St. Louis and UConn visit AMG this weekend

November 28, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee will round out the 2008 regular season on Saturday, Nov. 29 when it faces No. 22 St. Louis and Connecticut.

The Blue Raiders will first face Atlantic 10 champion St. Louis at 1 p.m. on Saturday before rounding out the day with UConn.

Middle Tennessee will play the Huskies at 7 p.m. on Saturday night in the final match of the 2008 regular season.

This will be the first action for the Blue Raiders since losing in the semi-finals of the Sun Belt Championships a week ago. Middle Tennessee, seeded second, fell to sixth-seeded Western Kentucky 3-0 in the semi-finals. WKU went on to win the tournament earning an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

The Blue Raiders are currently led at the net by sophomore Izabela Kozon and senior Ashley Asberry who have 385 and 368 kills, respectively, on the season. Asberry also leads the defense in blocks with 160 total.

Middle Tennessee will learn on Sunday, Nov. 30 if it has earned an at-large bid to the 2008 NCAA Tournament. The 30-minute selection show will be broadcast on ESPNU at 9 p.m. Information will posted on www.goblueraiders.com as soon as it becomes available.

Admission to all home matches at Alumni Memorial Gym is free. Live stats and video stream will be available for both matches on Saturday through www.goblueraiders.com.

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