Day 2 Tiger Invitational: Lady Tigers fall to Eastern Illinois
Sept. 11, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Ala.. – The Jackson State women’s volleyball team fell to a 0-10 overall record over the weekend. JSU fell 3-0 to Jacksonville State, UAB and New Orleans during the Jacksonville State Tournament.
Jacksonville State 3, Jackson State 0 (25-13, 25-8, 25-16)
 Jackson State struggled offensively during a three-set defeat versus Jacksonville State at the Jacksonville State Invitational Friday.

Jackson State was its own undoing in the first set, as the Gamecocks scored 10 of its points via service, attack or setting errors. The vast majority of them came as the Tigers fell behind by as many as 19-9 to Jax State.

The offensive struggles continued in set two, as Jackson State only scored six in the frame. Both sides battled to an 7-7 tie in set three before the Gamecocks took over down the stretch.

JKST only hit -.048 during the match. Desiree Mack and Alexandra Burney each posted five kills for Jackson State. Tyler Moorer added eight digs.

Alabama-Birmingham 3, Jackson State 0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-19)
Jackson State (0-9) fell to UAB in its second match of the Jacksonville State Invitational Friday.

After a quiet first set on the offensive end, the Tigers flew out of the gate with a 9-2 run on their way to a 14-9 advantage. However, the Blazers claimed the advantage – and ultimately, the set – with an 11-3 run. Set three was nearly a repeat of the prior frame, as Jackson State built up a lead at the midpoint of the game that was ultimately erased. The Tigers were up 13-10, but a 10-4 scoring advantage for UAB halted JKST’s efforts to prolong the match.

Alexandra Burney led Jackson State with seven kills. Tyler Moorer added 17 digs, and Arianna Salas posted 17 assists and seven digs.

New Orleans 3, Jackson State 0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-12)
Jackson State posted a .012 attack percentage in a three-set loss to New Orleans at the Jacksonville State Invitational.

A slow start hampered JKST (0-10) in set one. The Tigers started out allowing 10 of the first 15 points of the match. JKST would get to within 16-13 but were unable to overcome the Privateers. In set two, another late burst was too little, too late for Jackson State, who faded considerably in the third and final set.

Desiree Mack had five kills for JKST, and Tyler Moorer added 10 digs.