WKU Volleyball: #24 Lady Tops Dominate Home Opener Over Tennessee State

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After winning their first three games of the season over the weekend, the Western Kentucky volleyball team won their first home match of the season to move to 4–0 on the young year with a straight-set sweep over Tennessee State, 25–12, 25–15, 25–15.

The Lady Tops were led by three time All-American and reigning Conference USA player of the year, Alyssa Cavanaugh, who broke the school single-game hitting percentage record, hitting .818 to accompany her game-best 18 kills.

Jessica Anderson also had a nice day, hitting .615 and logging nine kills. Senior setter Jessica Lucas dished out 38 assists and added five kills of her own.

The Western players clearly outmatched the TSU players with their skill and athleticism, but allowed the Tigers to hang around in the final two sets. Fortunately TSU was unable to fully find their footing.

The Tigers were clearly outclassed not only on the scoreboard, but in the stat sheet as well. The club hit for a combined .072 and had four players logg a negative hitting percentage. To compare — the Lady Tops hit .448 as a team and had three players log a hitting percentage of .400 or over.

The Tops are looking to continue their season, and hopefully improve upon their Top 25 ranking, in the Louisville Tournament this weekend. The Tops will face host Louisville on Friday before facing Illinois and Kent State on Saturday.

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