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.

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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-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.

-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).

-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.

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

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