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Volleyball uses offensive effeciency to sweep Tech

MOREHEAD, Ky. - The Morehead State volleyball team landed 34 kills and committed just 11 errors en route to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-19) victory over Tennessee Tech Saturday at Wetherby Gym.

MSU kept the longest conference-match winning streak in Division I intact at 30 matches as the Eagles improved to 17-6 overall and 8-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference. The visiting Golden Eagles slipped to 5-13 overall and 1-7 in the OVC.

Junior middle blocker Laura McDermott and junior right-sdie hitter Alex Fitzmorris combined for 17 kills and just four mistakes. McDermott led the team with nine winners, while Fitzmorris had eight kills.

Defensively,, Morehead State held TTU to just .011 hitting. The Golden Eagles had 23 kills but made 22 attack errors. Senior libero Leslie Schellhaas led the squad with 14 digs. Senior outside Aryn Bohannon chipped in 10 digs. McDermott and sophomore middle blocker Hannah Sigala each notched three blocks.

Elise Robertson and Cody Dodd led Tennessee Tech with six kills, marking MSU's sixth match this season where no opponent players reached double digits in kills. Libero Courtney Smith came up with 13 digs.

Morehead State never trailed in the first set. The Eagles opened with a 5-1 scoring spurt and used a 9-3 run late to distance itself. The Eagles raced to a 7-2 lead in the second frame. Tech closed to within 8-5 but that's as close as the Golden Eagles got. MSU eventually pushed its advantage to 21-11.

Tech grabbed a 13-11 lead in the final set, but McDermott keyed a 5-1 run with a trio of kills. MSU never trailed again.

Morehead State travels to Southeast Missouri on Friday for an 8 p.m. ET match.


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