Volleyball Manages Five Wins on Saturday

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LIBERTY DEFEATS CENTRAL FLORIDA, 15-25, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 16-14 | BOXSCORE

The Liberty volleyball teamdefeated host UCF, 3-2 (15-25, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 16-14) during thechampionship match of the Holiday Inn Select/UCF Classic, Saturday night.
The Lady Flames(6-1) won their second five-set match of the weekend to post their sixthvictory in a row.  The host Knights are now 2-4 on the season, after going 2-1to place second at the invitational.


Loren Thomas was named tournament MVP, and was joined on the all-tournament team byteammates Caroline Douglas and Ansley Gebben.


Liberty registered 12 team blocks during the match, includingsix each from Thomas, 
Jade Craycraft and Kendle Rollins.  Overall, UCF ledthe Lady Flames, 68-53 in kills, .191 to .155 in attack percentage, and 85-71in digs.


Douglas sent down a match-high 16 kills for the Lady Flames, hitting .308. Thomas tallied 10 kills, while Gabrielle Shipe led the Lady Flames with 17 digs.  Three Liberty players finished with 15 digs each,in Gebben, Lillie Happel and Becca Haraf.  Jade Craycraftdished out 41 assists to go with her six blocks, while Gebben had nine kills.


Angelica Crumpposted 15 kills to lead UCF, followed by Evija Vilde with 14.  Meredith Murphycollected a match-high 23 digs, while Marie Reiterova had 38 assists.


Set one was tightlycontested at the outset, as Craycraft had a kill and combo block with Rollinsto tie the set at 7-7.  The Knights then went on a 6-0 rally to gain control ofthe momentum.  All told, UCF ended the initial session with an 18-8 rally, goodfor a 25-15 set-one victory.  The hosts hit .297 during the opening set, andwere led by four kills from Vilde.  Libertyhad three blocks, with Rollins assisting on all three.



The Lady Flamesbuilt a 16-10 lead in the second set, scoring on UCF's first nine serves whilehitting .571 in the early going.  UCF staged an 8-1 run to turn a 19-14 deficitinto a 22-20 advantage.  Following a Douglas kill, Rollins tied the set, 22-22,and Libertyearned the victory, 25-23, with back-to-back blocks to end the set.



Liberty's Douglas and UCF's Vilde both connected for fivekills in the second set.  UCF hit .233, compared to .216 for the Lady Flames,while Libertyregistered three aces.

UCF used an 8-3 runto take a 16-11 edge in set three.  Trailing 18-13, Liberty scored a 9-1 run in gaining the lead,22-19, with Thomas totaling two kills and a solo block.  The Knights tied it at22-all on a solo block by Crump.  Libertyreceived consecutive kills from Thomas and Rollins to end set three, 25-23 andgive Liberty a2-1 lead in the match.
Both teams posted athird-set attack percentage below .100, with the Lady Flames leading in kills,13-11.

The Knights went ona 9-0 rally to gain a 17-9 advantage during the fourth stanza, getting threekills from Crump in the process.  Libertyfaced a 23-16 deficit before scoring the next four points, capped by an acefrom Gebben.  Crump then sent the match into a fifth set with the winning kill,25-21.

UCF notched 16kills in set four, compared to 11 for the Lady Flames.  Liberty had four blocks during the frame,with Craycraft and Rollins assisting on three rejections each.

The Lady Flamesraced to a 6-2 lead in set five, connecting on five out of six attack attemptsduring that span. Haraf served up an ace for an 8-3 lead at the changeover.  UCFrallied with a 10-4 spurt, taking the lead at 13-12 on a block by ToryMcCutcheon and Vilde.  The Knights failed on their match-point try, 14-13, andthe Lady Flames clinched the victory, 16-14, after scoring on the final tworallies.

Following a returnto campus, the Lady Flames will travel to Kent, Ohio to compete in the Kent StateMizuno Classic, Friday and Saturday.




GARDNER-WEBB DEFEATS N.C.CENTRAL, 25-17, 25-27, 27-25,25-16 | BOXSCORE

The Gardner-Webb volleyball team split a pair of matches on day two ofthe Elon Phoenix Classic Saturday, as the Runnin’ Bulldogs fell in straightsets to Alabama, 3-0, in the morning contest and then bounced back to defeatNorth Carolina Central, 3-1, in the afternoon match in Burlington, N.C.

The split puts GWU at 1-6overall on the season, as all seven matches have come on the road for theRunnin’ Bulldogs.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs hada trio of student-athletes record double digit kills, as GWU picked up itsfirst win of the season, 3-1 (25-17, 25-27, 27-25, 25-16), over the Lady Eaglesof N.C. Central.

Cockrell recorded amatch-high 18 kills, while Andersonadded a career-high 15 kills and Solano added 10 kills for the Runnin’Bulldogs.  Feldman dished out aseason-high 54 assists, while Pashkova tied her career-high with 18 digs.

The Lady Eagles were ledby a trio of student-athletes in Christine Anthony, D. Rondon Arrufat and DenniJohnson, who all had double-digit kills for the match.

Gardner-Webb got off to aquick start in the opening set of its second match of the day, as fivedifferent players recorded at least one kill to guide the Runnin’ Bulldogs on a5-0 run and take an 11-6 lead over the Lady Eagles.

After an N.C. Centraltimeout, the Runnin’ Bulldogs scored back-to-back points to run out to a 13-6lead on a kill by Anderson.

Kills by Cockrell,Anderson and junior middle blocker AmandaMurphy pushed the Runnin’ Bulldogs in front by a score of 18-9 and forcedanother timeout by the Lady Eagles.

The two teams then tradedpoints back-and-forth with neither team stringing together a series of points,as N.C. Central cut the Gardner-Webb lead to six at 22-16.

Refusing to relinquishthe lead, the Runnin’ Bulldogs picked up kills from Anderson and Feldman enroute to a 25-17 set win and a 1-0 match lead.

After falling behind 2-0in the second set on back-to-back errors, the Runnin’ Bulldogs got kills fromAnderson and Solano to tie the score up at 4-4, only to have N.C. Centralrespond with two straight points to take a 6-4 lead and force a GWU timeout.

N.C. Central had ananswer for every Gardner-Webb score over the next several rallies, until a 4-0run highlighted by kills from Anderson, Solano and Murphy tied the set up oncemore, this time at 11-11.

The back-and-forthscoring continued over the next several plays, until a kill by Arrufatspearheaded a 5-1 run by the Lady Eagles to soar out to a 21-17 lead.

Gardner-Webb battled backto tie the score up at 22-22 and then earned a set point at 24-23 on an N.C.Central service error, but failed to put the set away as the Lady Eagles gotback-to-back kills from Anthony to put the Lady Eagles back in front at 25-24.

After a Cockrell killtied the score up at 25-25, the Lady Eagles picked up back-to-back kills totake the set at 27-25 and tie the match up at one set apiece.

N.C. Central carried overthe momentum from the second set win into the third set, as the Lady Eaglesused two GWU errors to take a 3-0 lead, and stormed out to a 9-3 lead over theRunnin’ Bulldogs.

With the help of two N.C.Central service errors and another kill by Anderson, the Runnin’ Bulldogsbattled back to cut the Lady Eagles lead to three at 11-8.  However, N.C. Central used a 6-4 run over thenext 10 rallies to pull back out in front by five at 17-12 on another kill byAnthony.

A kill by Feldman got theGWU offense on track, as Cockrell posted three straight kills to cap off a 6-0run to put the Runnin’ Bulldogs in front by one at 18-17.

The two teams then tradedpoints and the lead over the next several possessions, with each team spoilingtwo match points for the other team to tie the score up at 25-25, beforeback-to-back errors by the Lady Eagles gave the set to the Runnin’ Bulldogs at27-25.

Lookingto put the match away, the Runnin’ Bulldogs jumped out to a 5-2 lead on a blockby Feldman and Montour, only to have a service error end the GWU offensive runand spark a 7-4 run by the Lady Eagles who took their first lead of the set at9-8.

Aftera GWU timeout, Gardner-Webb came out clicking on all cylinders, roaring to a7-0 run to pull out to a 15-9 lead on three straight N.C. Central errors.

TheRunnin’ Bulldogs refused to look back, but rather put the gas pedal down, asHildebrand recorded three straight kills to run out to an 18-10 lead over theLady Eagles.

Gardner-Webbpushed its lead out to as much as nine down the stretch, as Hildebrand but theset away with a kill to give the Runnin’ Bulldogs the 25-16 set win and the 3-1match victory.

TheRunnin’ Bulldogs posted a .400 attack percentage in the fourth set and totaled10 team blocks in the win.

Gardner-Webb(1-6) will return home for its season opener on Wednesday night, September 5th,versus Wofford at 7 p.m. in Paul Porter Arena.

 

 

CAMPBELL DEFEATS MANHATTAN,15-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 | BOX SCORE

Freshman outsideKatelyn Layden posted her firstcareer double-double with 12 kills and 13 digs, while classmate middle blocker Sam Zuber tallied season-highs of 11kills and five aces as Campbelldefeated Manhattan, 3-1 (15-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20) on Saturday afternoon.  The Camels began the day with a 3-1 (25-22,24-26, 22-25, 20-25) loss to host William & Mary at the Tribe Invitational.

Withthree-straight double-doubles, junior HeatherWilson eared recognition on the Tribe Invitational All-Tournament Team.  She registered identical 41 assists and 13digs performances against William & Mary (3-3) and Manhattan (1-5).

The back row forthe Camels received a boost over the weekend as sophomore libero Mallorie Cubillos was inserted into thelineup and tallied a career-best of 21 digs in each contest.  The Camels achieved a season-best 72 digsagainst the Tribe.

Pacing theoffense against the Tribe was sophomore outside Jessica Groen, who tied a career best by generating 15 kills.  Nine kills were added by sophomore right side Brooke Kelley, and seven kills and digswere contributed by junior middle blockerLorin Thomas.

Junior middleblocker Lindsey Coats totaled ateam-best 14 kills against the Jaspers, while hitting at a .488 rate.  Wilsoncontinued to be an offensive threat as a setter by recording seven kills.

The Camels wereled by Zuber with five kills at William & Mary and four vs. Manhattan helping Campbellout-block its opponent. Kelley blocked seven attacks during the day.

Campbell played to 15 ties and eight lead changesagainst the Tribe, while Manhattanforced 20 ties and eight lead changes.

Next on thedocket for the Camels is a mid-week match against N.C. Central on Tuesday at 7p.m.  Campbellis off to Raleigh, N.C., this weekend to compete in the NCState Tournament.

The start of thesecond match on Saturday saw each team battle point-for-point during the first 30rallies as a block from Kelley and Zuber put the Camels up 13-12.  Manhattanwould go on a run that would close out the set 25-15.


Afterregrouping, Campbellheaded into the second set and jumped out to a 10-6 lead on a kill by Zuber.  The advantage stretched to 19-10 after Zuberwent to the service line seven times and notched three service aces.  Kills by Layden and Wilson helped to keep thelong rally alive.

The Camels wouldgo on to tie the contest at one with a 25-15 victory.

Manhattan continued to fight asthe Jaspers opened the third frame with a 12-9 advantage.  The momentum changed with Layden delivering atough service over five points.  Sheregistered a service ace, while Groen and Coats tallied kills to put the Camelsup 17-16.

A kill by Laydenclosed out the set, 25-20, as Campbellearned a 2-1 lead in the match.

The Camels wouldrally to a 14-8 lead to begin the fourth set after a service ace was registeredby Zuber.  Thomas' kill put Campbell up 20-16 andeventually help close out the frame and match, 25-20.

 

COASTAL CAROLINA DEFEATS HOWARD, 26-24, 25-11, 25-8 | BOX SCORE

TheCoastal Carolina volleyball teamsplit a pair of matches in the final day of the Panther Invitational hosted bythe University of Pittsburgh.  The Chantsopened the day with a 3-2 loss to Butlerbefore picking up their first win of the season over Howard, 3-0.  The win marked the first for head coach Jozsef Forman at CCU.

CCU fell to Butler 22-25, 25-8, 25-17,23-25 and 15-12.  The Chants then sweptHoward 26-24, 25-11 and 25-8.

Junior Lauren Alejo was named to the All-Tournament teamafter lead the team in assists in all three matches.  She had 37 assists, nine digs and a pair ofblocks in the match against Butlerand then had 16 assists and seven digs in just three sets against Howard.

Freshman Gabriella Horvath continued her strong play in thetournament against Butlerwhile leading the team with 13 kills and 14 digs.  Junior Meghan Laffin added 11 kills and five digs.  Senior Jamie DiMaggio led the team in digs with 21 while sophomore Jenna Orner added 12.

In the Howardmatch sophomore Lian Bernett led the team with eight kills andeight digs which were both team-highs.  Junior Kindra Bailey and freshman Gabriella Horvath each added seven kills.  Bailey had a tremendous match getting sevenkills on just 11 attacks good for a .636 attack percentage.  The only Chant to hit at a higher percentagewas freshman Melissa McGwin who had five kills on seven attacksfor a .714 attack percentage.

TheChanticleers will return to action Friday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. as they travel tothe East Carolina Invitational to battle Marshall,UMBC and East Carolina.

 

RADFORD DEFEATS THE CITADEL, 19-25,26-24, 25-27, 25-23, 15-11 | BOX SCORE

Playingin its first five-set match since last year's Big South semifinal win overWinthrop, the Radford volleyballteam defeated The Citadel 3-2 (19-25, 26-24, 25-27, 25-23, 15-11) on Saturdaymorning as part of the La Quinta Inn and Suites Highlander Invitational.
 
Sophomore 
Rachel Wiechecki once again led the Highlanders(4-2) with 15 kills and 11 digs for her 11th career double-double. Fellowsophomore Emma Deininger  continued her fine tournamentplay with 10 kills, while Savannah Cantrell tallied a career-high 10 killson 16 attempts for a .562 hitting percentage.
 
Jena Braden dished out 33 assists (two shyof her career best) to go along with 12 digs, while ChristineBeckham charted 21 helpers. Seeing her first action in 2012, KatelynMeeks notched13 digs and a match-high three aces.  Emily Carlin and CheyanneJames round out the five-player lineup that registereddouble-figure digs.
 
Lauren Hurt's 16 kills were a match-high, whilethree other Bulldogs finished with 10 or more kills - Ise d'Angelo and BaileyKernodle had double-doubles. Emily Dalton recorded a match-high 20 digs, whileMikaela Tracy was credited with 33 assists.
 
The Citadel (0-5) hit at a .333 clip to win gameone, 25-19. With the game tied at 13, the Bulldogs used a 6-2 run to jumpahead, 19-15. The Citadel kept any Highlander comeback at bay over the finalpoints of the set to take a 1-0 lead in the match.
 
In a marathon second game, Radford hit amatch-high .349 to even the contest at a game apiece. The Highlanders grabbedan early 8-4 advantage and extended that lead to 23-17 later on. The Bulldogsmounted a late charge, winning six straight points to tie the game at 23-23.Wiechecki found the floor on the next play to give Radford its first gamepoint.
 
After an RU attack error, an attack error byd'Angelo coupled with a Cantrell kill gave the Highlanders a 26-24 victory inthe second set.
 
In another game that went extras, The Citadelwould take the third set, 27-25. Tied at 7, Radford put together a 5-0 spurt totake a 12-7 lead. The advantage would grow to six, 16-10, before the Bulldogswent on a 10-4 surge to tie the set at 20. The Highlanders reclaimed the leadat 23-22 thanks to a kill from freshman 
Savanna Burton.
 
However, it was the visitors who would get thefirst match point opportunity, but a Cantrell kill denied The Citadel and tiedthe set at 24. On the next play, Burtonfound the floor once more to give RU its first opportunity to win the thirdgame. The Bulldogs had other plans – winning the final three points to claim a2-1 edge in the match.
 
In the fourth set, the Highlanders opened a 5-1lead early on. The Citadel tied the game at 9-9 before the hosts went on a 6-3run to claim a 15-12 edge. Once again the visitors had an answer, tying thegame for the seventh time at 20. This time the Highlanders come out on top,winning five of the final eight points to force a decisive fifth set.
 
It was all Bulldogs early on in the decidinggame, as the visitors took an 8-3 lead. After head coach 
MarciJenkins called atimeout, her squad rallied with a 9-1 run to take its first lead of the set at12-9.
 
A kill and ace by d'Angelo on the next twoexchanges cut The Citadel's deficit to one. However, Radford stood tall and wonthe final three points via a Carlin kill, a Bulldog attack error and a Meeksace.


 

GARDNER-WEBB FALLS TO ALABAMA, 17-25, 15-25,24-26 | BOXSCORE

The Gardner-Webb volleyball team split a pair of matches on day two ofthe Elon Phoenix Classic Saturday, as the Runnin’ Bulldogs fell in straightsets to Alabama, 3-0, in the morning contest and then bounced back to defeatNorth Carolina Central, 3-1, in the afternoon match in Burlington, N.C.

The split puts GWU at 1-6overall on the season, as all seven matches have come on the road for theRunnin’ Bulldogs.

Gardner-Webb had fourstudent-athletes post four kills or more, yet could not overcome the offense ofthe Alabama Crimson Tide, as the Runnin’ Bulldogs fell in straight sets (25-17,25-15, 26-24) on Saturday morning at the Elon Phoenix Classic in Burlington, N.C.

The Tide posted 47 killsover the three set match, 19 kills more than the Runnin’ Bulldogs, and alsototaled a seven team blocks at the net against the Gardner-Webb offense.

Junior middle blocker Tyler Cockrell posted seven kills andthree total blocks, while fellow classmate ErinAnderson had six kills on nine attempts for the match.  Sophomore setter Heather Feldman dished out 24 set assists, while freshman libero Anna Pashkova recorded a team-high 10digs in the loss.

Alabama had two players with double digit killsin Pricilla Duke-Ezeji with 13 and Laura Steiner with 12, while setter SierraWilson just missed out on a double-double with 39 assists and nine digs for thematch.

GWU started off on theright foot in the opening set, jumping out to a 2-0 lead on a Tyra Montour kill and an Alabama attackerror.  However, Alabama would then use a 7-3 run, capped offby a kill from Steiner, to take the lead from Gardner-Webb at 7-5.

Gardner-Webb answeredwith a 3-0 run of its own led by freshmen CallieHildebrand and Montour to retake the lead at 8-7, only to have the CrimsonTide counter with an 11-4 run over the Runnin’ Bulldogs to pull out to itslargest lead of the set at 18-11.

GWU would cut the Alabama lead to as lowas four at 18-14 on a service ace from Pashkova, yet would not get any closeras the Crimson Tide held on for the 25-17 set victory.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs gotoff to a slow start in the second set, as a kill by senior Carolina Solano was the lone point for GWU early, as Alabama ran out to a 5-1lead on back-to-back kills from Duke-Ezeji and Andrea McQuaid.

A 3-1 run by GWU, whichincluded kills by Hildebrand and Solano, cut the Alabama lead to two at 6-4.  However, the Crimson Tide had an answer forevery Gardner-Webb point over the next several rallies and slowly increased itslead to 15-9 on two consecutive kills.

Gardner-Webb would takeadvantage of two Alabama errors over the nextseveral possessions, yet the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ offense struggled to put anypoints on the board as Alabamaused a 5-2 run to increase its lead to eight at 19-11.

Out of a GWU timeout, theRunnin’ Bulldogs posted three straight points to cut the Alabama lead to five at 19-14 and lookedpoised to make a late run at the Tide. However, Alabamahad different plans, as the Crimson Tide finished the set out on a 6-1 runhighlighted by three kills to earn the 25-15 set two win.

A Montour kill led offthe third set, while three straight Alabamaerrors pushed the Runnin’ Bulldogs in front by three at 5-1 and forced the Tideto call an early timeout.

After a kill by Alabama’s Steiner haltedthe GWU scoring run, two more errors by the Crimson Tide and a kill by GWU’sCockrell extended the Runnin’ Bulldogs lead to six at 8-2.

Yet the Runnin’ Bulldogscouldn’t pull away, as GWU posted four straight errors to allow Alabama back into theset at 8-6.

An Alabama service ace cut the GWU lead to oneat 8-7 and forced a Runnin’ Bulldog timeout, as head coach Leo Sayles and hisgroup tried to regroup.

Kills from Emily Holte, Hildebrand, Cockrell andAnderson over the next several rallies pushed the Runnin’ Bulldogs in front bythree at 12-9, yet the set of runs continued, as Alabama responded with a 10-4 run to take a19-16 set lead and force GWU to use its final timeout of the period.

After an attack error byGardner-Webb out of the break pushed Alabama’slead to four at 20-16, a kill by Andersonjump started a 6-2 run, putting the Runnin’ Bulldogs back in a tie with theTide at 22-22.

The Runnin’ Bulldogsagain tied the set up at 23-23, on a Crimson Tide service error, and then againat 24-24 on a Holte kill, yet couldn’t fend off the next two match points as Alabama escaped with the26-25 set win and a 3-0 match victory.

 

PRESBYTERIANDEFEATED BY OREGON STATE, 13-25, 21-25, 22-25 | BOXSCORE

The PresbyterianCollege volleyball team dropped adoubleheader this afternoon at the Redbird Classic held Friday and Saturday in Bloomington, Ill. The Blue Hose fell to Oregon State, 3-0 (13-25, 21-25, 22-25) in match one and to Miami, 3-0 (15-25, 18-25,21-25) in match two.

The Blue Hose fall to 1-7 overall while Oregon Stateimproves to 3-2 and Miamito 6-1.

Presley Mabrey and Allison Brown led the offensive attacks for the Blue Hose against Oregon Statewith seven apiece, with Rachel Halland Kelly Berryman following withfive each.  Mary Trimpe posted14 digs at the libero spot, while AshtinFrank came away with 23 assists.  Berryman led the team’s eight totalblocks with one block solo and five block assists.

The Blue Hose totaled 27 kills and 15 errors for a .128hitting percentage.  Despite the 13-25 loss, PC hit a game-high .233 inthe first game with 10 kills and just three errors.

Camille Saxton led Oregon Statewith 16 kills and just three errors for a .382 hitting percentage.  Theteam came away with 47 kills and just 17 errors for a .268 hitting percentage.

Against Miami,it was Andrea Barman leading theteam offensively with her eight kills and just one error for a .318 hittingpercentage.  She was followed closely by Hall, Mabrey and Brown with sixeach.  Frank had 24 assists as the setter, while two players recordeddouble-digit kills.  Mabrey had 11, while Trimpe had 15. 

PC posted 15 kills and only three errors to record agame-high .261 in the closest game of the match, the 21-25 game three loss.

The Blue Hose posted 34 total kills, and 16 errors to endthe match against Miamiwith a .148 hitting percentage.  The Hurricanes had 51 kills, with AlexisMourning leading the way with 13, and 12 errors to hit .361.

PC takes a week off before traveling to Jacksonville, Fla.,for the UNF Classic Sept. 7-8.  The Blue Hose take on Davidson Friday at4:30 p.m. before facing host UNF Saturday at 12 p.m., and Florida A&M at 5p.m.

 

PRESBYTERIAN FALLSTO MIAMI, 15-25,18-25, 21-25 | BOXSCORE

The PresbyterianCollege volleyball team dropped adoubleheader this afternoon at the Redbird Classic held Friday and Saturday in Bloomington, Ill. The Blue Hose fell to Oregon State, 3-0 (13-25, 21-25, 22-25) in match one and to Miami, 3-0 (15-25, 18-25,21-25) in match two.

The Blue Hose fall to 1-7 overall while Oregon Stateimproves to 3-2 and Miamito 6-1.

Presley Mabrey and Allison Brown led the offensive attacks for the Blue Hose against Oregon Statewith seven apiece, with Rachel Halland Kelly Berryman following withfive each.  Mary Trimpe posted14 digs at the libero spot, while AshtinFrank came away with 23 assists.  Berryman led the team’s eight totalblocks with one block solo and five block assists.

The Blue Hose totaled 27 kills and 15 errors for a .128hitting percentage.  Despite the 13-25 loss, PC hit a game-high .233 inthe first game with 10 kills and just three errors.

Camille Saxton led Oregon Statewith 16 kills and just three errors for a .382 hitting percentage.  Theteam came away with 47 kills and just 17 errors for a .268 hitting percentage.

Against Miami,it was Andrea Barman leading theteam offensively with her eight kills and just one error for a .318 hittingpercentage.  She was followed closely by Hall, Mabrey and Brown with sixeach.  Frank had 24 assists as the setter, while two players recordeddouble-digit kills.  Mabrey had 11, while Trimpe had 15. 

PC posted 15 kills and only three errors to record agame-high .261 in the closest game of the match, the 21-25 game three loss.

The Blue Hose posted 34 total kills, and 16 errors to endthe match against Miamiwith a .148 hitting percentage.  The Hurricanes had 51 kills, with AlexisMourning leading the way with 13, and 12 errors to hit .361.

PC takes a week off before traveling to Jacksonville, Fla.,for the UNF Classic Sept. 7-8.  The Blue Hose take on Davidson Friday at4:30 p.m. before facing host UNF Saturday at 12 p.m., and Florida A&M at 5p.m.

 

CAMPBELL DOWNED BY WILLIAM & MARY, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 20-25 | BOX SCORE

Freshman outsideKatelyn Layden posted her firstcareer double-double with 12 kills and 13 digs, while classmate middle blocker Sam Zuber tallied season-highs of 11kills and five aces as Campbelldefeated Manhattan, 3-1 (15-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20) on Saturday afternoon.  The Camels began the day with a 3-1 (25-22,24-26, 22-25, 20-25) loss to host William & Mary at the Tribe Invitational.

Withthree-straight double-doubles, junior HeatherWilson eared recognition on the Tribe Invitational All-Tournament Team.  She registered identical 41 assists and 13digs performances against William & Mary (3-3) and Manhattan (1-5).

The back row forthe Camels received a boost over the weekend as sophomore libero Mallorie Cubillos was inserted into thelineup and tallied a career-best of 21 digs in each contest.  The Camels achieved a season-best 72 digsagainst the Tribe.


Pacing theoffense against the Tribe was sophomore outside Jessica Groen, who tied a career best by generating 15 kills.  Nine kills were added by sophomore right side Brooke Kelley, and seven kills and digswere contributed by junior middle blockerLorin Thomas.


Junior middleblocker Lindsey Coats totaled ateam-best 14 kills against the Jaspers, while hitting at a .488 rate.  Wilsoncontinued to be an offensive threat as a setter by recording seven kills.

The Camels wereled by Zuber with five kills at William & Mary and four vs. Manhattan helping Campbellout-block its opponent. Kelley blocked seven attacks during the day.

Campbell played to 15 ties and eight lead changesagainst the Tribe, while Manhattanforced 20 ties and eight lead changes.

Next on thedocket for the Camels is a mid-week match against N.C. Central on Tuesday at 7p.m.  Campbellis off to Raleigh, N.C., this weekend to compete in the NCState Tournament.

The Camels heldthe lead throughout the first set against the Tribe, but a four-point rallywith junior outside Chelsey Pachoud onthe service line.  A kill by Zuber put Campbell up by six,24-18, and Kelley would put away the set five points later, 25-22.

Campbell would start with thelead in the second frame following a Coats' kill at 10-6.  William & Mary battled back to take itsown advantage of 13-11 after a four-point run before Groen's kill resulted in asideout.

Neither team openeda lead larger than two the rest of the way.  Campbellwould earn a set point at 24-23 following an opponent's out-of-bounds service.  The Tribe would respond with three-straightkills to knot the match at one, 26-24.

The third stanzasaw the teams trade the first 20 points before William & Mary scored onfive consecutive rallies.  A Zuber killended that run and a block from Kelley and Zuber enabled for the Camels toeventually cut the lead to two, 16-14.

Another killfrom Coats put Campbellwithin two late in the frame, 21-19, but the Tribe would go on to secure a25-22 victory to take a 2-1 lead in the match.

William &Mary took the first point and did not look back in clinching the match with a25-20 victory in the fourth set.

 

 

WINTHROP FALLS TO UNC WILMINGTON, 20-25, 17-25, 25-27 | BOXSCORE

The WInthropvolleyball team fell 3-0 (20-25, 17-25, 25-27) to the UNC Wilmington Seahawksin its morning contest at the Wake Forest Invitational.

The Eagles were led by freshman Brittany Rampersad who finsihed with eight kills.  Jennica Mullins added seven kills while Amy Zimmer and Rachel Lenz each tallied six.  Stephanie Palmer led the Eagles with 23 assists while Catherine Brusie tallied 14 digs. 


 

 

HIGHPOINT DEFEATED BY GEORGIASOUTHERN, 19-25, 20-25, 25-21,20-25 | BOX SCORE

TheHigh Point Universityvolleyball team finished competition in the War Eagle Classic hosted by Auburn on Saturday with a loss to Georgia Southern.  Sophomore Kristin Heldt finished the match with 12kills and was named to the All-Tournament team.

Senior Courtney Johnk hit .500 and led the team with 15kills in the 3-1 (19-25, 20-25, 25-21, 20-25) loss to the Eagles.  Sophomore Chelsea Davis posteda double-double with 10 kills and 13 digs and senior Molly Barlow hada match-high 21 digs.

High Point heldoff the sweep with a win in the third set.  The fourth set was a battle with 12 tiesbefore GeorgiaSouthern took the final lead 17-16 on a kill by Enjoli Johnson. The Eagles wenton to win the set 25-18.

Davis erased an early Georgia Southern lead with a killto tie the first set 13-13.  The Eaglesfought back, scoring the next four points.  GSU maintained the four-point lead for therest of the frame and won 25-19.  Heldthad five kills in the frame.

Jamie McDonald put down a kill to give HPU a 12-11lead they would not give up.  High Point led the frame by as many as six points, 20-14on a kill by Davis. The Panthers won the set 25-20 andforced GeorgiaSouthern to hit -.024 for the frame with 12 attack errors.

The Panthers used an 8-2 run to cut Georgia Southern's third-set leadfrom 18-10 to 20-18.  The Eagles held offHPU's run and won the set 25-21.  Johnkhad five kills on eight swings in the set.High Point returns to the Millis Centeron Tuesday to face local-rival UNC Greensboro.  The match will being at 7 p.m.


 

 

UNC ASHEVILLE FALLS TO MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE, 25-27, 15-25, 21-25 | BOX SCORE

The UNCAsheville volleyball team dropped a pair of matches on the final day of the2012 Tiger Invitational hosted by SavannahState, falling to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Southern Utahon Saturday.

The Bulldogs fell to UMES 3-0 (27-25, 25-15,25-21) before falling to SUU 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-13) to fall to 1-7 on theyoung season.

UMES improved to 5-1 while Southern Utah improved to 3-4 with the victories.

Christine Lakatos led the Bulldogs offensivelyagainst the Hawks in the first match of the day, tallying eight kills whilehitting for a .412 clip in the three sets.  RachelWells led the team in digs with 11 against UMES.

The Hawks' were led offensively by Saitaua Iosiaand Maline Vaitai, with each posting a match-high 11 kills against the Bulldogs. Jessica Vicic posted 31 assists indirecting the Hawks' attack.

MeredithFosterled the Bulldogs in kills against the Thunderbirds in the second match of theday, posting eight for the Blue & White.  Foster also recorded four blocks on defense.

SUU got a match-high 14 kills from Ana Mailoto,while setter Gabi Mirand recorded 36 assists for the Thunderbirds.  Cashaana Renfro and Annie Strradling eachtallied four blocks on defense.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Tuesdayevening when they host mountain rival Western Carolina at the Justice Center.The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.





UNC ASHEVILLEDEFEATED BY SOUTHERN UTAH, 20-25, 2-25, 13-25| BOX SCORE

The UNCAsheville volleyball team dropped a pair of matches on the final day of the2012 Tiger Invitational hosted by SavannahState, falling to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Southern Utahon Saturday.

The Bulldogs fell to UMES 3-0 (27-25, 25-15,25-21) before falling to SUU 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-13) to fall to 1-7 on theyoung season.

UMES improved to 5-1 while Southern Utah improved to 3-4 with the victories.

Christine Lakatos led the Bulldogs offensivelyagainst the Hawks in the first match of the day, tallying eight kills whilehitting for a .412 clip in the three sets.  RachelWells led the team in digs with 11 against UMES.

The Hawks' were led offensively by Saitaua Iosiaand Maline Vaitai, with each posting a match-high 11 kills against theBulldogs.  Jessica Vicic posted 31assists in directing the Hawks' attack.

MeredithFosterled the Bulldogs in kills against the Thunderbirds in the second match of theday, posting eight for the Blue & White.  Foster also recorded four blocks on defense.

SUU got a match-high 14 kills from Ana Mailoto,while setter Gabi Mirand recorded 36 assists for the Thunderbirds.  Cashaana Renfro and Annie Strradling eachtallied four blocks on defense.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Tuesdayevening when they host mountain rival Western Carolina at the Justice Center.The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.

 

 

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN DEFEATED BY MERCER, 19-25,29-31, 19-25 | BOX SCORE

Charleston Southernclosed out the final day of the 2012 Willie Jewell’s Volleyball Invitationalfalling to both Mercer and Furman in straight sets as the Buccaneers fall to2-5 overall on the season.

Charleston Southern returns to the road onTuesday, September 4th as the Buccaneers travel to Savannah,Ga. for a non-conference match against Savannah State University. First serve between the two opponents inTiger Arena is set for 5 p.m.

Sydney Tracy continued to have the hot hand onthe weekend for the Buccaneers, leading Charleston Southern with nine kills inthe first match on the final day of the Willie Jewell’s Volleyball Invitationaland Ashley Higgenbothem added 12digs, but Molly Locke led a Mercer offensive attack with 14 kills as the Bearstopped the Buccaneers in the Buccaneer Fieldhouse, 25-19, 31-29, 25-19.

Katrina Houston added six kills as Charleston Southern hit .102 from the flooras a team in the match.  Erin LaVenice added five kills andthree blocks, while Tracy and Higgenbothem had two service aces apiece as theBuccaneers fell for the first time at home in the 2012 season.

CSU opened the scoring in the match as Tracy connected on two kills early to put theBucs up 4-1.  Mercer rallied back as theteams swapped the lead four times and were tied 10 times in a tightly contestedframe.  Mercer came back from a 15-13deficit to take a 20-17 lead following a Charlayna Braxton kill off the assistfrom Monica Sanchez and Jamie Duffy closed out the set with a service ace asthe Bears went up 1-0 after the 25-19 victory.

The second set featured six lead changes and 15 ties in theframe as neither team was able to build the two-point edge needed to record thewin.  CharlestonSouthern held the first advantage following a Tracy kill, but Duffy and Madison Petsosanswered with a block to even the frame at 25 apiece.  CSU held set point three times before Mercerrallied behind a pair of kills by Caroline Carlton to take the 31-29 victoryand 2-0 lead.

In the final set Mercer built a five point lead at 18-13following a CSU attack error and though the Buccaneers rallied to cut the leadback to within four following a solo block by LaVenice, the Bears held on tocomplete the sweep with the 25-19 win.

Cassidy Greer and Kirsten Struksnes combined for 23 set assists in the match, while Tracy added seven digs onthe backline as the Buccaneers suffered their first home loss in the friendlyconfines of the Buccaneer Fieldhouse in 2012.

 

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN DEFEATED BY FURMAN, 16-25, 15-25, 13-25 | BOX SCORE

Charleston Southernclosed out the final day of the 2012 Willie Jewell’s Volleyball Invitationalfalling to both Mercer and Furman in straight sets as the Buccaneers fall to2-5 overall on the season.

Charleston Southern returns to the road onTuesday, September 4th as the Buccaneers travel to Savannah,Ga. for a non-conference match against Savannah State University. First serve between the two opponents inTiger Arena is set for 5 p.m.

Katrina Houston led CSU with eight kills in thefinal match of the Willie Jewell’s Volleyball Invitational as CharlestonSouthern closed out the two-day, nine match event against Furman University. However, backed by double-digit killefforts by Chandler Ambrester and Christina Dorismond, the Paladins hit .452from the floor in recording the three set sweep, 25-16, 25-15, 25-13.

Wynter Davis added four blocks in the match,while Tracycontributed four kills and six digs as the Buccaneers hit .107 from the flooragainst Furman.  Kirsten Struksnes added 11 set assists, while Ashley Higgenbothem had eight digs to pace the Buccaneers’ efforts.

A 12-4 run on the back of three Dorismond kills gave the Paladinsa 20-12 lead in the first set as Furman held off the Buccaneers late in goingup 1-0 with the 25-16 victory.

The Paladins opened the second set with an 8-2 run to takecontrol of the frame early.  TheBuccaneers battled back, staving off the set point twice on kills by LaVeniceand Tracy off assists from Laura GraceSwindler, but Ambrester put the Paladins up 2-0 with the final kill of the25-15 set win.

Natalie Braun served the Paladins to a 9-0 run in the thirdset as Furman went up by as many as 12 in the final frame.  Houstonadded a pair of late kills in the match, but Christina Curry ended the contestwith a kill for the final point of the 25-13 Furman victory.

 

 

COASTAL CAROLINAFALLS TO BUTLER, 25-22, 8-25, 17-25, 25-23, 12-15 | BOXSCORE

TheCoastal Carolina volleyball teamsplit a pair of matches in the final day of the Panther Invitational hosted bythe University of Pittsburgh.  The Chantsopened the day with a 3-2 loss to Butlerbefore picking up their first win of the season over Howard, 3-0.  The win marked the first for head coach Jozsef Forman at CCU.

CCU fell to Butler 22-25, 25-8, 25-17,23-25 and 15-12.  The Chants then sweptHoward 26-24, 25-11 and 25-8.

Junior Lauren Alejo was named to the All-Tournament teamafter lead the team in assists in all three matches.  She had 37 assists, nine digs and a pair ofblocks in the match against Butlerand then had 16 assists and seven digs in just three sets against Howard.

Freshman Gabriella Horvath continued her strong play in thetournament against Butlerwhile leading the team with 13 kills and 14 digs.  Junior Meghan Laffin added 11 kills and five digs.  Senior Jamie DiMaggio led the team in digs with 21 while sophomore Jenna Orner added 12.

In the Howardmatch sophomore Lian Bernett led the team with eight kills andeight digs which were both team-highs.  Junior Kindra Bailey and freshman Gabriella Horvath each added seven kills.  Bailey had a tremendous match getting sevenkills on just 11 attacks good for a .636 attack percentage.  The only Chant to hit at a higher percentagewas freshman Melissa McGwin who had five kills on seven attacksfor a .714 attack percentage.

TheChanticleers will return to action Friday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. as they travel tothe East Carolina Invitational to battle Marshall,UMBC and East Carolina.

 

WINTHROP DEFEATED BY WAKE FOREST, 17-25, 15-25,14-25 | BOXSCORE

 

RADFORD DEFEATED BY MURRAY STATE,21-25, 23-25, 16-25 | BOXSCORE