Tigerettes Drop Heartbreaker At Miles In Five

 
FAIRFIELD, Ala. – The Tuskegee University volleyball program took a commanding two-set lead out of the gates, but Miles rallied to complete the comeback, upsetting the Tigerettes in a thriller, 3-2.
 
The Basics
 

  • Final Score: Miles 3, Tuskegee 2 (25-16, 25-18, 22-25, 24-26, 11-15)

 

  • Records: Tuskegee (3-9, 3-7 SIAC) | Miles (1-17, 1-11 SIAC)

 

  • Location: Fairfield, Alabama – Knox-Windham Gymnasium

 

  • Series History: Tuskegee Leads 32-23

 

  • Winning Streak: Miles (W1) | Tuskegee’s Last Win: October 2, 2019  (16-25, 28-26, 25-19, 25-19)
Tuskegee Top Performers
 

  • Erin Jackson had possibly the best night of her TU career, posting career-bests for kills (19) and digs (13) while tying her personal-best for points (20) en route to her second double-double of the season.

 

  • Kiana Wilcher has been one of the better feel-good stories of the season in the SIAC as she became the first TU student-athlete to record 50-plus assists since October of 2019. Wilcher set season-highs with 54 assists (10.8 per set), seven digs and 3.5 points to go along with her first collegiate kill and block.

 

  • Kayla Garmon produced her first double-figure kill outing of her career, hitting .321 on 28 attacks with 13 kills plus a season-best 13.5 points.

 

  • Myesha Taylor nearly doubled her previous high of five kills, notching nine on the evening as well as 12 points and three service aces, all personal-bests.

 

  • Amari Colvin set season-highs regarding digs (9), service aces (3) and points (4) as did Chase Holloway in the same categories; digs (6), service aces (4), points (13).

 

  • Taliyah Browne was the final Tigerette to join in on setting new high-water marks, setting new goals with six points, five kills and her first ever service ace.

 

  • Sequoia George made her first stamp on the stat sheet for Coach Perkins’ group, accounting for her first career points (2), kill and block (solo).

Notes
 

  • Despite snapping a four-game winning streak against the Golden Bears, Tuskegee has still won 24 of its last 28 matches versus Miles College.

 

  • The Tigerettes were far superior in most of the stats as they logged more points (74.0 to 54.0), kills (58 to 32), service aces (14 to 5) and assists (56 to 30) plus they were edged by the slimmest of margins for digs (63 to 64).

 

  • Tuskegee fell to 31-43 overall and 24-39 in SIAC matches that went the full five sets since 1997, going 1-2 so far in 2021 with its victory coming over Lane.

 
The Crimson and Old Gold have a week off to prepare for its next game against Lane in the first match of the SIAC Cluster at Spring Hill, October 8 at 3:30 p.m.
 
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