KSU v’ball falls short on third straight loss


Nyla Morris, Reporter

By Nyla Morris, Thorobred News

FRANKFORT, Ky. Kentucky State University women’s volleyball team came up short against Asbury University in a three-set thriller (21-25, 20-25, 19-25) at Bell Gym at Kentucky State University on Sept. 1.

In the beginning of the match, the Asbury Eagles led the game 11-3, as an error came from Asbury, giving the Thorobreds a chance to pick up 2 points, bringing the score to 11-5.

KSU’s Elajia Hatley gave an assist to Shaska Davis for the kill, which brought the score to 12-10 KSU.

The game eventually was tied at 13-13 coming from KSU’s Audi Hicks with a service ace. Rounding up game 1, Amaya Johnson carried the Thorobreds to a score of 21-25.

As the second set became hand and hand with one another, KSU’s Timaia Sugars and Miana Wallace put up blocks together. With this, they became stronger and hit harder with a score of 16-24, which wasn’t enough to win. Going forward, KSU ended up with a set score of 20-25.

With the game leaders putting up 21 kills together Davis, Miah Colbert, Johnson and Cymiya Stokes, the Kentucky State Thorobreds were coming back in the third set.

The Thorobreds were putting up a fight during the third and final set. With a lead of 10-4 caused by an error from the Eagles and a kill by Wallace, they were leading the way. The Eagles came back and tied up the game again at 13-13.

The Eagles took off with a set of 25-19, and the Thursday match ended 3-0.

In matches the day before, the Thorobreds lost a three-set match 0-3 to West Virginia State in Institute, W.V.

Also in August, KSU’s volleyball team lost home games 0-3 to Maryville University of St. Louis, Mo., Edinboro University of Edinboro, Penn., and Ohio Dominican of Columbus, Ohio.

The Thorobreds also competed in the Kentucky Wesleyan Invitational against Saint Anselm of Goffstown, NH.

The next volleyball match is Sept. 8 against Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.