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2009 season in review

Despite a slow start to the 2009 season, Golden Eagles Eastern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, Eastern Kentucky and used a second half surge to put together a good season that Morehead State to bring their record to 8-12, with a 7-4 OVC saw them reach the OVC tournament for the third straight record. season under head coach John Blair. Tech finished its final seven games of the season with a “We weren’t satisfied with where we finished, but it says a 2-5 mark, which gave the Golden Eagles a 10-17 record and lot about where we finished,” said head coach John Blair. a 9-9 OVC record. With their 9-9 mark in conference play the It would have been easy for the team to put it in cruise Golden Eagles finished fifth in the OVC and made it to their control after starting the season with a 1-11 mark. Tech’s lone third straight OVC tournament. win came against William & Mary at the Appalachian State TTU drew fourth-seed Murray State in the first round Invitational to bring the Golden Eagles’ non-conference record of the OVC tournament having split the season series with to 1-9. With non-conference play behind them the The 2009 Golden Eagles Golden Eagles looked to batten down the hatches for their OVC schedule but their struggles continued as they dropped their first three OVC matches at home to Southeast Missouri, Eastern Illinois and Jacksonville State. Tech began its climb back up the OVC standings as it swept UT Martin and defeated Murray State to up its record to 3-11, with a 2-3 OVC record. The Golden Eagles then dropped their first conference road match as Austin Peay swept them. The Golden Eagles recovered quickly as they won the first of five straight matches with a win over Tennessee State. Tech fell behind TSU two sets to none quickly, but the Golden Eagles fought back as they took the third and Front row, from left: Laura Pierce, Leah Meffert, Katie Kenline, Amanda Lingren, Teresa Craig, Marie Peddicord, Melanie Culp fourth sets 25-11 and 25-13. TTU completed the Back row, from left: head coach John Blair, manager Don Hardcastle, Madison Comperry, Kelsey Gray, Katrina Dvorken, Stacey Butts, comeback as it won the final set 15-11, to bring Heather Asplund, athletic trainer Steve Hopkins, assistant coach Jessica Lane its OVC mark to 3-4. “We had a couple of matches where we started bad but we were able to put ourselves in a position to Racers. Murray State managed to take the first two sets by win,” said Blair. the scores of 25-23 and 25-21, but the Golden Eagles man The Golden Eagles won their next four matches against aged to answer in the third set with a 25-23 win of its own. Unfortunately, the Racers recovered and defeated Tech in the fourth set 25-16, ending the Golden Eagles 2009 season with a 10-18 record and a 9-9 OVC record. From left to right: Despite how the season ended the team was able to take Leah Meffert and a lot away from its 2009 season. Kelsey Gray. Meffert was named to all-OVC “Our team was very competitive,” said Blair. “Our playFirst team, while Gray ers gained a lot of experience and the returning players will was named to all-OVC remember those things and draw upon them.” Newcomer team

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