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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Story by LaMonte Soloman / Contributing Writer After a disappointing loss to Texas-El Paso last weekend, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders volleyball team (7-20, 2-9) were dealt another 3-0 defeat, this time at the hands of in-state rival Austin Peay (24-4, 11-1). To start the match, Austin Peay …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider volleyball team (7-19, 2-9) lost what might have been their toughest game of the year against the last-place University of Texas-El Paso Miners in straight sets on Sunday afternoon. Makila York led the way for Middle Tennessee with 10 kills, and Brienna Tankesley …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines For a student athlete, it’s a big deal to be in the top 25 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. For Middle Tennessee, one athlete had that dream come true. Volleyball player Dora Peonia ranks 20th in aces per set and 16th in total service aces in the country, …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee volleyball team (7-18) recorded a non-conference win on Wednesday night, defeating the Tennessee State Tigers in straight sets. The Blue Raiders got the win without the help of starters Regan Coughlin, Taylor Hammill and Vonnie Covington, as they were all sidelined by injuries. In the …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider volleyball team (6-18, 2-8) lost their second straight conference game on Sunday to the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers in Birmingham in four sets. The loss is also their second to UAB on the season as they were previously defeated by the Blazers at home …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines Story by David Janes / Sports Reporter It wasn’t an ideal start to the weekend for the volleyball team, as the Middle Tennessee  Blue Raiders (6-17, 2-7) loss in the straight sets to Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (15-8, 5-2). It didn’t look good at all for the Blue …