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Golden Eagles drop opening match of the season to Tennessee

BOONE, N.C. - The Tennessee Tech volleyball team opened the 2014 season at the Appalachian State Invitational today with a match against the University of Tennessee. The Golden Eagles dropped the set 3-0, 25-15, 25-14, 25-17.

A slow start cursed forshadowed the match for the Golden Eagles as they were never quite able to get an offense going. Through the three game match, the Golden Eagles put away just 12 kills compared to 41 kills from the Lady Vols. 

Junior Cody Dodd had a team-high five kills, and added five digs. Senior libero Courtney Smith dug up a team-best 10 digs.

The Lady Vols were led by Jamie Lea who put down 17 kills and added nine digs and three blocks. Setter Lexi Dempsey dished up 32 assits for the orange and white.

Tech will be back in action tomorrow with a morning game versus tournament host Appalachian State at 11:30 CT and then will close out the weekend with a match versus Cleveland State at 3 p.m.