Volleyball falls to No. 22 Florida State

Mead knocks down 11 kills

September 12, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
MIAMI - Middle Tennessee lost to No. 22 Florida State 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-22) on Saturday morning to round out play at the Miami/Florida International Tournament.

Senior Ashley Mead led the Blue Raiders (5-5) in kills for the third straight match with 11. Mead was the only player to post double-digit kills. Mead posted a hitting percentage of .409 with just two errors in her 22 attempts.

As a team the Blue Raiders had 37 kills which was just one less than the Seminoles (6-1) with each team having 10 attack errors. Middle Tennessee posted a .321 hitting percentage, its best in the tournament, but FSU had a hitting percentage of .359.

For the third straight match Middle Tennessee had problems serving. The Blue Raiders had 14 service errors while FSU had just five. Also the Blue Raiders had problems receiving the serve with a weekend high 10 reception errors.

Junior Sasha McGlothin competed in her first match since an injury two weeks into the 2008 season. McGlothin had three kills in her four attempts for a .750 hitting percentage.

Junior Izabela Kozon and sophomore Stacy Oladinni notched nine and eight kills respectively to aid the offense.

The Blue Raiders had just four blocks in the match with six players each having one block assist while Mead posted the only solo block.

Middle Tennessee will be back in action on Sept. 18 when it travels to San Antonio, Texas for the San Antonio Classic. The Blue Raiders will face Rice, UT-San Antonio and Washington in the two-day tournament.

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