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In the SWAC-TV Match of the Week, Texas Southern handed Prairie View A&M its first conference loss of the year with a 3-2 win in Southwestern Athletic Conference western division play on Tuesday.
Courtesy: SWAC.org

Volleyball Recaps - October 10

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 10/11/2012
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@Texas Southern 3, Prairie View A&M 2
(25-20, 20-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12)
New Orleans 3, @Southern 1
(25-20, 25-27, 25-10, 25-19)

@Texas Southern 3, Prairie View A&M 2
HOUSTON, Texas - Texas Southern University handed Prairie View A&M its first loss in conference play with a 3-2 western division win on Wednesday at H&PE Arena.

In the SWAC-TV Match of the Week, TSU (7-18, 3-1) edged out PVAM (9-11, 3-1) in five sets with scores of 25-20, 20-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12.

Robyn Shannon led the Lady Tigers with 15 kills and nine digs. Mona Reed followed with 14 kills and Veronica Azubuike pitched in 12. Jyra Churchill tallied 36 assists and Erin Spivey led TSU with 13 digs.

Bruna Menezes, Breanna McNeil and Amelia Velez led a PVAM offense that registered a .207 hitting percentage for the match.

Menezes led all players with 19 kills hitting .316. McNeil posted a double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs. Velez followed with 10 kills. Kelsey Espinosa registered 44 assists to lead the floor and LaKeisha Allen spotlighted PVAM's defense with a game-high 18 digs.

Both teams split the opening sets, 25-20, to head into intermission tied at one set apiece. In the third frame with the score tied at 18, TSU pulled away executing a 4-0 run behind a kill from Reed and three PVAM errors to take a 22-18 lead.

The Lady Panthers used a timeout and followed the break with a score before TSU closed the set, 25-19, behind a pair of kills from Azubuike.

In the fourth, PVAM jumped out 4-0 before TSU got on the board (4-1). The Lady Panthers followed with a 13-6 run powered by three kills from Menezes with Espinosa, Velez and McNeil adding one apiece.

With a 17-7 lead, PVAM gave up five points to the Lady Tigers, scoring eight behind six TSU errors to claim the set, 25-12, to force a fifth set.

The final frame experienced six ties and three lead changes. With the score tied at 10, Reed and Azubuike each added a kill to help push TSU out front, 14-11, for match point. After a TSU service error closed the gap, 14-11, Reed ended the match with a kill to give the Lady Tigers the win.

New Orleans 3, @Southern 1
BATON ROUGE, La. - Southern University could not keep its early momentum, falling 3-1 to New Orleans on Wedensday to New Orleans at the Cliford Seymour Gymnasium.

After dropping the first frame 25-20, SU (2-18) tied the match winning the second set 27-25 before the intermission.

After the break, the Lady Jaguars could not build on their early success losing the final two games, 25-10 and 25-19, to surrender the match.

It was the second time on the season SU dropped a decision to UNO (7-11) in non-conference play.The Lady Jaguars dropped the match 3-0 on September 26.

SU finished with 11 blocks and Chanda Journet picked up a double-double with 25 assists and 11 digs. Amber Shelby and Jacquia Bell led the offense with nine kills apiece. Michelle Williams carried the team high in digs with 15 and Simone Beasley added 11.

The Privateers were led by Brionne Smith, Taylor Berry, Ariana Labryzycki and Laila Hansen. Smith led all players with 14 kills with Labryzycki. Berry posted a .400 attack percentage with 12 kills and Hansen finshed with 10. Lauren Levy had 22 digs with Elena Villar tacking on 11.