Hendrix Takes Five-Set Battle Away from Volleyball

Credit: Erin Cassell
Credit: Erin Cassell

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee volleyball team, despite winning the first two sets, were defeated by the Warriors of Hendrix College in five sets on Sunday afternoon from Juhan Gymnasium.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Hendrix (14-3, 8-1) 3, Sewanee (13-7, 6-4) 2 (18-25, 19-25, 30-28, 25-17, 15-13)
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Sewanee won the first two sets of the match, out-attacking Hendrix, 32-13. The Tigers posted a .180 attack percentage (32-16-89), while allowing the Warriors to 5.2% (13-9-77).

-The third set saw the Warriors go on a 12-2 run during the set to lead 16-8. Trailing 20-15, the Tigers stormed back to reclaim the lead, 24-22, thanks to a 9-2 run.

-Hendrix scored the next two points to tie the set at 24, and the teams traded the next few points.

-Tied at 28, the visitors took the set with a kill and a Sewanee attack error.

-From there, the momentum shifted to Hendrix, as they forced a fifth set with a 25-17 victory.

-In the deciding set, Sewanee scored the first three points before the visitors responded with three straight points.

-Trailing 10-9, the Warriors scored four straight to make it 13-10, but the Tigers responded with three straight points to even the set a 13 points apiece.

-However, the visitors claimed the victory with a Sewanee attack error and a service ace.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Lilly Reilly set a new career-high in digs with 22 and matched a season-high in kills with 16.

-Olivia Nichols recorded a season-high 18 digs, while adding five kills.

-Constance Connolly assisted on 61 of 69 kills on Sunday, a career-best for the senior.

-Destiny Stewart added 18 digs and 17 digs, while Macy Gardella had 13 kills on a .429 attack percentage (13-1-28).

HENDRIX KEY STATISTICS
-Lauren Dwyer recorded 19 digs and 11 kills, while Mallory Cart had 13 kills to lead the Warriors on 19 total attacks and two errors for a .579 percentage.

UP NEXT
Sewanee will begin a fall break trip on Thursday to Columbus, Miss. to face the Mississippi University for Women.

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