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Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media
Lady Tigers Fall Short in Semifinals to Alabama State
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 11/25/2013
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After defeating Alabama State University 3-2 (22-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-22, 15-10) in its first elimination game of the morning, the Jackson State University volleyball team fell short in the semifinal round of the 2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 25-23, 25-17) to the Lady Hornets, who went on to win the tournament.

JSU (11-21 overall) was led by senior Paige Williams throughout the first match with 17 kills and tallied five blocks (two solo/three assists). Sophomores Jasmine Knight recorded 12 kills and nine digs; while Jenna Siddiqui added 45 assists to pace the offense. 

Senior Briana Hopkins registered 20 digs in the contest, defensively.

Rachel Smith spearheaded ASU's offense, tallying 17 kills and 10 digs.

Game 2: JSU 1 vs. ASU 3

The Lady Tigers fought hard but couldn't pull it out. 

Led by the play of sophomore Mikayla Rolle, who registered 13 kills during the match, JSU struggled during the first set but made a comeback going into the break, winning set two.

Siddiqui added 34 assists and recorded 10 digs to lead Jackson State in those categories.

The Lady Hornets were paced by Tiara Kelley, who registered 14 kills.

Rolle was named to the 2013 SWAC All-Tournament team.



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