Volleyball returns home this week

Tech’s volleyball team returns home this weekend to host Ohio Valley Conference opponents Austin Peay at 7 tonight and Tennessee State University at 2 p.m. tomorrow. “Austin Peay has been one of the top teams in our conference for the past two years, and Tennessee State is a team that is always full of surprises,” senior Marie Peddicord said.

“We are especially tough to beat at home, and we are all super excited to finally be at home again.”

Tech has been on the road for each of its last nine matches, tallying a record of 1-8 in that span.

“Although some people, looking at our record, may not think we have been playing well this season, we have actually shown a lot of potential thus far,” Peddicord said.

With a 0-2 record in the OVC matches, Tech is looking to get its first conference win of the season this weekend.

“We will do well this weekend as long as we play our side, play as a team and give 100 percent effort on the court,” senior Leah Meffert said.

“I think both teams will be good competition, and we will have to compete to come out on top.”

“We hope to get a lot of people out at the matches this weekend because we believe that if you come to one of our games, you will definitely want to come back for more,” Peddicord said.

Tech’s next home volleyball match will be Oct. 15 against Jacksonville State.

All volleyball team matches are held in the Hooper Eblen Center, and admission is free to the public.