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First home game of the season a loss

Published (Volume 76, No. 4)

After last year’s impressive season, the Skyhawks volleyball team opened their 2003 home season against the Lady Tigers of Memphis Tuesday night.

The Tigers spoiled the Skyhawks hope for a home win and their first win of the season, leaving the Skyhawks with a 3-2 defeat.

After losing their first game 30-20, the Skyhawks rallied to win a hard fought second game with a score of 30-28. Continuing with that momentum, the Skyhawks went on to win game three with a score of 31-29, giving them a 2-1 lead in the match.

However, that momentum was not enough to give the Skyhawks a win as the Tigers came back to win games four and five by a score of 30-25 and 15-12 respectively to claim the match.
The loss gives the Skyhawks a 0-8 record for the season while the Tigers improve to a 7-1 record. The last time the Skyhawks defeated Memphis was in 1997.

Heather Kea lead the Skyhawks with 14 kills and 13 digs in the match and a .256 hitting percentage.

Junior Leigh Reiniche had 13 kills and 13 digs for a double-double.

The Skyhawks return to action today and Saturday when they travel to Bowling Green, Ky., for the Western Kentucky University Tournament.

The Skyhawks next home game will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18. The Skyhawks will take on Arkansas State. Come out and support the Skyhawk volleyball team.