Volleyball Still Looking to Finish Sets

The Tennessee Tech volleyball team played Ohio Valley Conference rival Jacksonville State Tuesday night, falling short of a win in all three matches.

The Golden Eagles (5-20/1-14 OVC) led all three matches until the final seconds of each match when the Gamecocks (12-18/5-10 OVC) scored the winning points. The final scores were 25-22, 26-24, 25-22.

Tech led by four points several times in the first set, leading 18-17 until JSU took off with a 5-1 point streak, reflecting four errors Tech.

Kills by Madison Keyes, Ellen Conti and Elise Robertson tied the first match 22-22 shortly before the Gamecocks scored the final three points for a win, two of which Tech gave up in errors.

The Golden Eagles would drop the remaining sets in similar fashion.

Tech has one match left this season. Saturday the Golden Eagles will take on Southeast Missouri at 2 p.m. Saturday is Senior Day and the team will honor players Natalie Penrod, Ashleigh Hancock and Elise Robertson.

“I have mixed emotions about having one game left, I am excited and sad at the same time,” said senior Ashleigh Hancock. “I hope to have influenced the team positively and passionately.”