MARTIN, Tenn. — Kinsey McAfee had a career offensive day with 11 kills, but the Morehead State volleyball team could not overcome a potent Skyhawk offense Friday on the road losing to UT Martin in three sets (17-25, 19-25, 19-25).
The loss dropped Morehead State’s record to 13-14 overall and 9-7 in OVC action.
» Bridget Bessler had a match-high three aces in the loss.
» Kinsey McAfee had a team-high 11 kills for Morehead State and hit a career-best .625.
» Morehead State got a team-high 13 digs from Peighton Isley.
» 27 assists from Bridget Bessler led the Eagles.
» UTM’s offense proved to be trouble for MSU as the Skyhawks hit .364, including 17 kills and zero errors by Logan Wallick.
How It Happened
SET 1 | The Eagles found themselves in an early deficit, losing a tough first set 25-17. Morehead State trailed by as many as eight points as UT Martin never surrendered the lead in a set that was notted up two times before the Skyhawks took control.
SET 2 | A 25-19 set-two loss put Morehead State behind 2-0 in the match. The Eagles lost the second set despite a strong showing on the attacking side. Morehead State put together a .333 attack percentage with 15 kills in the set loss.
SET 3 | UT Martin finished the sweep with a set-three win. The Eagles fell in a tough set 25-19. Morehead State trailed by as many as six points as UT Martin grabbed the advantage for good at 17-16 in a set that was knotted up nine times before the Skyhawks took over in the second half of the stanza.
Morehead State returns home for the regular season’s final two matches. The Eagles host Southeast Missouri Friday (6 p.m. ET) and Saturday (2 p.m.).