Volleyball Fends Off Stormy Petrels on the Road

Credit: Erin Cassell
Credit: Erin Cassell

ATLANTA - The Sewanee volleyball team defeated the Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe University, 3-1, in Southern Athletic Association (SAA) play Sunday afternoon from the Dorough Field House.

Final Score: Sewanee (10-5, 3-2) 3, Oglethorpe (5-10, 0-5) 1 (25-11, 24-26, 25-13, 25-23)
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-The contest started out strong for the home team, pushing to an early 5-2 lead.

-The Tigers rallied to claim the lead going on a 7-0 run to lead 9-5. After the Petrels made it a 9-7 affair thanks to a Sewanee service error and an attack error, the Purple and Gold went strong from there, finishing the set on 16-4 run to win, 25-11.

-In the opening set, Sewanee committed just one attack error in 21 attempts, while Oglethorpe had 13 in 30.

-In the second set, Oglethorpe, tied at 20 points each, pushed the lead to a 22-20 lead.

-After each team traded the next two points, it was Oglethorpe leading 23-21. Sewanee took the next three points to claim set point, 24-23.

-The Petrels responded by claiming the next three points to seal the set, 26-24.

-Sewanee bounced back in the third set, winning the first seven points of the set en route to a 12-2 start.

-The Tigers used a .524 attack percentage (13-2-21) to win the third set, 25-13, and take a 2-1 match lead.

-In the fourth set, no team had more than a three-point deficit until the final points. Trailing 19-18, the Tigers went on a 5-0 run thanks to kills by Lydia Goffi and Stephanie Price, a Sewanee ace and back-to-back attack errors by OU.

-However, the 23-19 lead did not last long, as the Petrels responded by tying the set by winning the next four points.

-The Tigers responded with winning the final two points of the set to win, 25-23, and take the match, three games to one.

-Destiny Stewart recorded her fourth double-double in a row with 17 digs and 14 kills.

-Lydia Goffi posted 11 kills, while Constance Connolly added 39 assists.

-Sydney White and Lilly Reilly each had four service aces. White added a match-high 22 digs.

-In Sunday's contest, the Tigers had a .237 attack percentage (51-19-135), the highest mark in conference play this season.

-Emilee Etter posted 11 kills and 10 digs, while Alex Prots added 18 digs.

The Tigers return to Juhan Gymnasium Saturday at 11 a.m. with a match against Millsaps.

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