Troy volleyball battles, falls to Tennessee

Michael Shipma

Sports Editor

The Troy volleyball team battled hard at home but fell 0-3 to Tennessee in Trojan Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Despite keeping things close the entire way, the Trojans (6-14, 0-4 Sun Belt) couldn’t seem to finish out sets with wins, as they lost all three sets by a total of 12 points.

Symone Shaw, Logan Page and Leah Causey all had seven kills for Troy in the match, but errors plagued the home team as it fell to the Volunteers (11-6, 0-0 Sun Belt).

Troy held an 11-8 lead early in the first set, but gave up ground to the Vols, who scraped by with a 25-21 win in the set. The home team took advantage of some early mistakes by Tennessee that helped keep things close, but those aids came up just short of a win for Troy.

The Vols cleared up those mistakes in the second and third sets, as they held off the Trojans 25-23 in an exciting second set and 25-19 in a more decisive third. Kendra Turner was the clear leader for Tennessee, recording 13 of the visitors’ 43 total kills.

The Vols were able to wear down Troy in the match with a steady rotation of substitutes, playing 15 of its 19-player roster in the three sets.

Troy will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 8, when it takes on conference rival South Alabama in Mobile. Start time is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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