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.

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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-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.

-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.

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

-Jeanette McGrath also added 29 digs.

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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