NORMAL – The A&M Volleyball team opened the 2011 home season at T. M. Elmore Gymnasium against the University of Tennessee-Martin but fell three games to one on Tuesday evening. Senior Karensa Beckford had a solid game posting 17 kills and eight digs.
Teammate Clairissa Moore added 10 kills on the night for A&M. Freshman Riki Clark and and 6-5 sophomore Leslie Ekpe totaled five and four kills respectively. Moore and senior Audrey Harris finished with ten digs each for the Maroon and White.
A&M took set one 25-13, but the UTM Seahawks took the remaining three sets 25-15, 25-19 and 25-23.
Up next for the four-time SWAC Champions a trip to Oxford, Ohio to participate in the University of Miami (OH) Invitational Sept. 9-10.