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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

A winning weekend for Lady Raider sports

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The MTSU women’s soccer and volleyball teams are in the early portion of the Conference USA schedule.

The soccer team was on the road, while the volleyball team hosted its first ever C-USA match. Also, a special event will take place this week honoring a legendary baseball coach.

After having its shutout streak snapped last week in a 2-nil loss to Colorado College, the Lady Raider soccer team got back to its defensive ways with a 1-nil win at Florida Atlantic on Friday. Sophomore forward Grace Summers scored in the 55th minute for the only goal in the match.

It finished up the weekend with a 2-2 tie at Charlotte, two days later. Sophomore midfielder Katie Loye and freshman midfielder Angie Lai had the goals for the Lady Raiders. They return home Sunday, Oct. 13, against Louisiana Tech with kickoff at 1 p.m. at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.

The volleyball team only had one match this past weekend; it’s first ever home C-USA match against UAB. The Lady Raiders wins it three sets to one (20-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-23). Former Riverdale star and sophomore outside hitter Chelsea Ross led the way with 12 kills and sophomore setter Shelby Anderton added 23 assists.

“I thought we did really well,” Anderton said. “We worked well together, we connected well with the setters and hitters and we served well. I think everything just jelled together after the first set.”

Next weekend, it hosts two matches at Alumni Memorial Gym against UTEP and UTSA.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, will be a special day for the Blue Raider baseball team as it has the annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry at the Livestock Center. This year’s event has been renamed after its long time baseball coach who passed away earlier this year. Tickets are $20 apiece and the event begins at 6 p.m.

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