Volleyball Sweeps Millsaps in SAA Action

Credit: Erin Cassell
Credit: Erin Cassell

SEWANEE, Tenn. - In the Tigers' second Southern Athletic Association (SAA) home match of the 2019 season, the Sewanee volleyball team posted a 3-0 sweep of Millsaps, Saturday afternoon inside Juhan Gymnasium.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (11-5, 4-2) 3, Millsaps (11-8, 2-4) 0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-18)
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Tigers got out to a strong start with a 10-2 lead in the opening set en route to a 25-14 victory. Sewanee out-attacked Millsaps, 10-5, and limited the Majors to a -.103 attack percentage (5-8-29).

-The momentum stayed in Sewanee's favor in the second set, winning six of the first eight points. However, the Majors rallied to take the lead in the set, 11-10.

-From there, the teams stayed within two points of each other, but it was Sewanee who had 25-21 set victory.

-In the third set, the Tigers limited the errors on the offensive attack with three in the final set as the Purple and Gold won the set, 25-18, to claim the team's 11th win of the season.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Destiny Stewart posted nine kills and eight digs in the contest.

-Constance Connolly had a double-double with 21 assists and 12 digs to go along with four service aces.

-Stephanie Price had six kills, while Lydia Goffi and Macy Gardella each added five kills. Between the trio on the front row, they committed just four errors in 41 total attacks.

MILLSAPS KEY STATISTICS
-Morgan Vincent and McKenzi Petricko each posted five kills to lead the Majors.

UP NEXT
Sewanee will wrap up the weekend homestand Sunday with a key matchup with Birmingham-Southern.

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