Texas Southern defeated Grambling 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-21) on Monday night as Alexis Austin led the way with a game-high 12 kills. Danielle Lilley followed with nine kills while Breyanna York and Alyssa Chuidian posted 13 assists apiece. Valencia Grayson had another solid night defensively with 24 digs.
The Tigers saw an early lead in set one evaporate as Grambling State led 16-7 early on. Austin rallied the troops from that point and responded with three kills combined with two attack errors by GSU to cut the margin to 19-14. Atira Jells would take over with a pair of kills as it began an 11-4 run to close out the set.
Set two saw GSU lead midway once again but errors allowed TSU to creep back into the set and tie the set at 21-all. An Austin kill and GSU attack error moved the lead back into TSU’s hands as they held on to win 25-23. TSU took control of the final set midway behind the strength of a 9-3 surge which was led by Lilley’s three consecutive kills to open up a 21-16 advantage.
On Sunday, TSU dropped a 3-1 decision at Southern.
TSU will have little time to rest as they’ll head to Prairie View, Texas for a showdown against archrival Prairie View A&M Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.