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Brienna Tankesley


Photo by MT Athletics Story by Jessie Steele and Kennedy Powell / Contributing Writers Blue Raiders lose to Rice in straight Sets The Blue Raiders volleyball team (5-13, 0-5) fought hard against C-USA powerhouse Rice University Owls (13-4, 4-0) at home on Friday evening, but they were ultimately unable to get the job done as …

Photo by Madison Smith / MTSU Sidelines Story by Jessie Steele / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-11, 0-3) hosted the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (8-9, 2-2) on Sunday afternoon. Despite an intense opening set that resulted in extra points, the Blue Raiders were defeated in straight sets. The team maintained control throughout the first set despite struggling …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Lady Raider volleyball team (7-21, 2-10) played the 25th-ranked Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (27-2, 13-0) at home. MTSU jumped out to an early lead but couldn’t sustain it, and WKU walked away with a straight-set victory. Middle Tennessee came out with some fire to start the …

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 Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines After eight tough losses to open the season, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raider volleyball team (2-8) got over the hump in two games on Friday afternoon against Troy and South Carolina State at the Comfort Inn-vitational in Morehead, Kentucky. The wins today not only mark the first …