Lady Tigers volleyball team on 14-match win streak, has school record in sight

Jamea Adams-Ginyard


JSU Lady Tigers Volleyball Team

With 14 consecutive wins, the Jackson State University volleyball team has posted its second-longest win streak in school history. By early next week, the Lady Tigers could tie the school’s all-time mark of 16 straight wins set last season.

  In their next couple of matches, the Lady Tigers will face opponents that they have beaten earlier in the season. They go to Belhaven on Friday, Oct. 21 and host Alabama A&M on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

JSU started the streak on Sept. 23 by winning three matches at a tournament held at Alabama State University before returning home for a three-game home sweep of Southern, Grambling, and Alcorn (in that order). JSU then traveled to the Southern University Volleyball Tournament where it went 4-0 before returning home and recording a victory over Division II Arkansas-Monticello.

The Lady Tigers showed the ability to come back from a two-set deficit in a gut-it-out battle against defending Southwestern Athletic Conference Champion Alabama A&M University Oct. 14 before flexing their muscles in two consecutive three-set sweeps of Alabama State University and Mississippi Valley State.

 During the 14-match win streak, JSU has dropped just four sets with South Carolina State and Alabama A&M stretching the Lady Tigers to five sets. In between those two matches, Jackson State won 30 consecutive sets.


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