Volleyball Edges Hendrix in Five-Set Marathon

Volleyball Edges Hendrix in Five-Set Marathon

CONWAY, Ark. - The Sewanee volleyball team wrapped up the 2018 regular season on Sunday, as Sewanee squeaked out a five-set win over Hendrix Sunday afternoon.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (19-7, 9-5) 3, Hendrix (18-6, 10-4) 2 (25-22, 26-24, 25-27, 21-25, 15-12)
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Sewanee and Hendrix played a tight-knitted match throughout. In the opening set, despite recording a .472 attack percentage (18-1-36), Sewanee scored the final three points to win the opening set, 25-22.

-In the second set, the Tigers got it to set point with five straight points to lead 24-21 after trailing 21-20. After the Warriors burned a timeout, they scored the next three points to even the set at 24 points apiece.

-The Tigers responded with back-to-back points thanks to an Olivia Nichols kill and a Peyton Parent ace to win the set, 26-24.

-Hendrix used a 27-25 and 25-21 set wins in the third and fourth set to force a fifth set.

-In the deciding set, Sewanee sprinted out to a 6-2 lead, but the home team scored eight of the next nine points to take the lead, 10-7.

-The Tigers rallied to even the set at 12, and thanks to Destiny Stewart's four straight kills, the Tigers took the match with a 15-12 victory.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Destiny Stewart recorded season-highs in kills and digs with 24 and 18 respectively. Thanks to five service aces, the sophomore finished with 29.5 career points.

-Sydney White posted a career-high 25 digs while adding seven kills.

-Olivia Nichols and Ellie Pedersen each had 14 kills.

-Constance Connolly recorded a career-high 56 assists and added 16 digs.

HENDRIX KEY STATISTICS
-Lauren Dwyer posted 29 digs and 23 kills to lead Hendrix.

-Jeanette McGrath also added 29 digs.

UP NEXT
With the regular season in the books, the Tigers will turn their attention to the 2018 Southern Athletic Association Tournament, beginning on Nov. 2 in Mount Berry, Ga. Sewanee will face five-seed Rhodes in the quarterfinal round. Match time has yet to be determined.

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