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Lady Tigers volleyball struggles in three game road trip

By Khalifah Muhammad
On November 7, 2019

The volleyball team will look to close the season out on a high note. Shamirah Hollier/The Gramblinite

After a tough road trip, the Lady Tigers volleyball team is on a weeklong break before closing out the season at home.

The team went 1-2 since last Thursday on a three game road trip.

The first game saw the team win in straight sets against the Tougaloo Bulldogs.

Never letting their opponent score more than 17 in a set, the team was able to close the game quickly and prepare for the next matchup against Prairie View A&M University on their Senior Night.

The Lady Tigers, however, were not able to get the win, falling in straight sets.

The Panther team, who had 12 SWAC wins heading into the match, held the Lady Tigers to just 30 kills and 26 digs as a team. Saige Rivers led the team with eight kills in the loss.

From one Texas game to the next, the Grambling squad headed to Houston to face off against Texas Southern University.

Even though the team began to have momentum in the first set, they ultimately loss and TSU recorded the win from the set.

The next two sets followed in a similar fashion, as the Lady Tigers failed to secure a set victory.

Chasity Nicks had a team-high 14 kills, while Kalee Cadwell tacked on 13 assist and Gillian Jones nine digs.

After losing two SWAC games back to back, the team will look to rebound in their next matches.

With just two games left, the Lady Tigers are hoping to use their home court advantage and secure wins against an 11-16 Southern team and then against a 7-22 University of Arkansas Pine Bluff team.

From there, the Lady Tigers will head into the SWAC Tournament and hope to come out successful.

As the current eighth seed, the team will need help with victories from other teams, to close out the season properly.

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