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Three Blue Raider Players Hit Milestones in Victory

November 6, 2005 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Three Middle Tennessee volleyball players hit personal milestones in the Blue Raider's 3-0 (3-26, 30-22, 30-28) shutout of Arkansas State (11-17, 4-8 SBC) Sunday in Alumni Memorial Gym.

Junior setter Megan Sumrell broke the school record for assists as her 3,352 all-time assists snapped the mark of 3,295 held by Nidza Castillo. Junior Andressa Lyra became the fifth player in school history to enter the 1,000 kill club as she now has 1,011. Sophomore libero Alicia Lemau'u's 1,000 digs, thanks to 20 against Arkansas State, makes her the fastest player in school history to hit this mark.

With the win, Middle Tennessee improves to 25-2 on the season. In the Sun Belt, the Blue Raiders are now 9-1 the best conference record since entering the Sun Belt. With the victory, Middle Tennessee has now won 11 matches in a row and 12 consecutive at home. In the last four matches, Middle Tennessee has not allowed its opponent to win a game.

Now the Blue Raiders turn their sights to Western Kentucky at 7 p.m. Friday November 11. Middle Tennessee hosts a Hilltopper team that handed the squad its only conference loss. Western Kentucky is a perfect 10-0 in the conference.

In the game against Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee started out slow. The Blue Raiders committed seven errors in game one and hit .182 but still found a way to win.

The Blue Raider's mettle was truly tested in game three as Middle Tennessee found itself down 28-23 to the Indians. Middle Tennessee scored seven unanswered points to take game three and the match. Freshman Ashley Adams had two kills and Lyra notched an ace in the scoring frenzy.

Lyra led the Blue Raiders with 13 kills and also had 11 digs for a double double. Adams rounded out the double figure kills with 12.

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