McAfee records career high kill total in UT Martin setback


MARTIN, TN — Kinsey McAfee had a career offensive day with 11 kills, but youThe Morehead State volleyball team couldn’t overcome a powerful attack by Skyhawk on 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.

Game Notes
» Bridget Besler had a three aces game in the loss.
» Kinsey McAfee had a team best 11 eliminations for Morehead State and hit a career high .625.
Morehead State has a team-record 13 digs Peighton Isley.
» 27 assists Bridget Besler led the Eagles.
The UTM offense proved to be a problem for MSU as the Skyhawks hit .364 including 17 kills and no errors from Logan Wallick.

How did it happen
SET 1 | The Eagles found themselves in an early deficit, losing a tough first set 25-17. Morehead State trailed by as much as eight points as UT Martin never gave up the lead in a set that was rated twice before the Skyhawks took control.

SET 2 | A 25-19 loss in straight sets put Morehead State behind 2-0 in the match. The Eagles lost the second set despite a strong performance from the attacking side. Morehead State put up a .333 attacking percentage with 15 kills in the set loss.

SET 3 | UT Martin finished the sweep with a three-set victory. The Eagles fell in a tough 25-19 set. Morehead State trailed by as much as six points as UT Martin took a firm lead at 17-16 in a set that was tied nine times before the Skyhawks took over in the second half of the stanza.

Morehead State returns home for the final two games of the regular season. The Eagles host Southeast Missouri on Friday (6 p.m. ET) and Saturday (2 p.m.).