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Blue Raiders fall 3-1 to Saint Louis

Four in double-figure kills

November 28, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
Saint Louis, Mo. - Middle Tennessee had four players with double-digit kills on Saturday afternoon but it was not enough in a 3-1 (18-25, 29-27, 20-25, 24-26) loss to Saint Louis.

Senior Ashley Mead, juniors Izabela Kozon and Alyssa Wistrick and sophomore Stacy Oladinni recorded 11, 12, 10 and 11 kills respectively in the match with Wistrick leading the pack with a .467 hitting percentage.

As a team, the Blue Raiders (25-9) had 57 kills for a .270 hitting percentage while Saint Louis (24-7) recorded 63 kills with a .289 hitting percentage. Bridget Fonke and Sammi McCloud each had 19 kills in the match and were the only SLU players in double-figures.

Middle Tennessee's net defense performed well with 10 total blocks while SLU had five blocks as a team. Senior Janay Yancey continued to play well at the block with six block assists while Wistrick added four of her own.

Senior Ashley Waugh guided the backcourt defense with 12 digs while Kozon and senior Leslie Clark added 14 and 10 respectively. As a team, Middle Tennessee had 56 total digs. Clark guided the offense notching 43 assists as the team had 52 total.

The Blue Raiders would like to invite the public to join them at Fanatics in the Double Tree Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 1:45 p.m. to watch the NCAA Selection show. Middle Tennessee will learn if it will host the first and second rounds in addition to who its opponents will be at the national tournament. For those fans outside the Murfreesboro, Tenn., area the NCAA Selection show will air on ESPN News at 2 p.m. CT.

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