Blue Raiders down Blazers 3-0
Mead leads team in killsSeptember 22, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
The Blue Raiders (7-6) had 43 kills in the match for a .279 hitting percentage with senior Ashley Mead leading the way with 13 kills.
Mead posted a hitting percentage of .323 with six digs and three total blocks.
Junior Izabela Kozon was second on the team with nine kills and also had four block assists.
Junior Alyssa Wistrick led the defense at the net with five block assists. Wistrick also had six kills. As a team, Middle Tennessee ended the match with nine total blocks.
UAB (7-8) had just 27 kills in the match for a .050 attack percentage with no player posting double-digit kills.
Senior Ashley Waugh had 16 digs on the night and guided the Blue Raiders throughout the match on defense. The two teams battled back and forth but UAB pulled ahead by three, 16-13. The Blue Raiders did not give up and battled back tying the match at 22. Middle Tennessee then pulled ahead to win the set and take a 1-0 lead in the match.
The Blue Raiders took control of the match in the second set. UAB tried to keep the match close but Middle Tennessee kept the pace taking a four-point lead, 18-14.
Kozon led the team in kills with six while Wistrick and sophomore Stacy Oladinni each had four kills. Wistrick also led the team defensively at the net with three block assists while Mead had two block assists.
The Blue Raiders jumped out to a seven-point lead, 10-3, to begin the third set. Then a kill by Yancey put Middle Tennessee up 22-14.
Middle Tennessee will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 25 when it plays host to Western Kentucky at 7 p.m. to open Sun Belt action. Live stats and audio will be available for the match as linked on goblueraiders.com
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