The Texas southern volleyball team concluded competition in the Dr. Pam Littleton Classic with a 3-0 loss to Tarleton State on Saturday evening.
Texas Southern (0-14) was paced offensively by Kennedy Reed as she tallied 10 kills. Dallas Balanay-Flores and Ava Ray chipped in 12 and 11 assists each. On the defensive side, Balanay-Flores led with eight digs.
How It Happen:
Tarleton State (7-5) tied the first set at eight after a tsu attack error then would take an 11-8 point lead capped by a pair of kills from Rajini Fitzmaurice. The Highlanders would get their largest lead of the evening 21-12 as they went on a 10-4 run capped by a service ace by Emma Burke. TSU fought back with four points in a row, led by kills from Chinese Cook and Reed but it wasn't enough as they would only gain two more points to end the set 25-18.
The tigers trailed by just three (18-15) in the second set, but Tarleton State outsourced TSU 6-1 as they led 24-16. Texas Southern held the Highlanders' game-point for four more points, but it wasn't enough as TSU dropped the set 25-20.
TSU dropped set three 25-16. The team registered 12 kills on 33 attempts in the effort.
Texas Southern will begin conference play on Sunday, Sept. 24 as they take on Grambling State University at the h&pe arena at 3 p.m.