Blue Raiders fall 3-1 to Western Kentucky in Sun Belt Championship match
Middle Tennessee will take on VCU next SaturdayNovember 19, 2011 · Athletic Communications
Adams was tied for the match high in kills, helping her take home All-Tournament honors.
Oyinlola Oladinni hit at a .500 rate with six kills and seven blocks on the way to earning All-Tournament honors as well for the second straight season.
As a team the Blue Raiders out-blocked the Hilltoppers 16.0 to 9.0.
After falling 25-22 in the first set, the Blue and White rebounded with a dominating 25-12 win in the second frame. Adams was a perfect 3-for-3 attacking, and both Oladinni and Cheatham each put up three blocks to send it into the break even 1-1.
Western Kentucky came out strong, out-hitting the Blue Raiders .278 to .156 in the third and .310 to .061 in the fourth on the way to a pair of 25-18 victories.
With the win, Western Kentucky secured an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Middle Tennessee will get ready for a match next Saturday against VCU prior to learning of their postseason future on Sunday, November 27.
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