COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Eastern Kentucky University freshman Rachel Woody logged her third triple-double of the season, setting career-highs in kills and digs in Friday’s 3-1 loss to Tennessee Tech University at the Hooper Eblen Center.
The Golden Eagles won by scores of 25-20, 24-26, 25-22, and 25-23.
Woody contributed in various capacities for EKU on Friday once again, finishing with 14 kills, 19 assists, and 19 digs for the Colonels. She entered Friday’s match ranked seventh in the nation in triple-doubles (2).
The Golden Eagles held off a late EKU run in the first set to take a 1-0 lead. With the score knotted at 24 in the second, an opportune kill from junior Celina Sanks helped the Colonels clinch the set to even the match at one.
TTU, however, was able to hold off a late push from the Colonels in the third and take a 2-1 lead. The Colonels looked to be in control in the fourth set, but the Golden Eagles outscored EKU 12-4 to close out the set and claim the win.
Sanks led the Colonel offense with 15 kills on the night. Reigning Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks, Mallory Maxwell finished with 26 digs—one shy of a career-high for the junior.
Shealene Little led the TTU offense with 17 kills. Sharon Anderson added 49 assists and 28 digs for the Golden Eagles.
The Colonels continue OVC play on Saturday at Jacksonville State. Saturday’s match is slated for a 3 p.m. ET first serve.