Volleyball Sweeps Majors, Wins Regular Season Series

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

JACKSON, Miss. - The Sewanee volleyball team recorded a 3-0 victory over the Majors of Millsaps on Sunday afternoon from the Hangar Dome. With the win, the Tigers sweep the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) regular season series after Sewanee swept Millsaps at home on Oct. 5.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (15-8, 7-5) 3, Millsaps (14-11, 5-7) 0 (25-19, 25-17, 26-24)
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Leading 13-10, the Tigers went on an 11-5 run to secure set point, 24-15. The Majors did not go away quietly, scoring the next four points before Ellie Pedersen recorded the kill to win, 25-19.

-The visitors went on a 12-4 run in the second set after Millsaps won the first two points. After a Majors timeout, they would go on to score the next three points to make it 12-9, Sewanee. However, the Tigers secured the second set with an 8-1 run en route to a 25-16 victory to take a 2-0 match lead.

-In the third set, the Majors started on a 10-2 run, including winning seven points in a row. Sewanee would rebound to even the set at 20 points apiece. The Majors scored four of the next five points to claim the set point, but the Tigers scored four straight points, thanks to back-to-back blocks by the Sewanee defense, to win the match in straight sets.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Destiny Stewart led the Tigers with 10 kills and added six digs and two block assists.

-Ellie Pedersen added eight kills, while Sydney White had 12 digs.

-Stephanie Price recorded a .545 attack percentage with six kills on 11 attacks and no errors. The senior added six blocks.

-For the match, Sewanee had a .264 attack percentage (34-10-91).

MILLSAPS KEY STATISTICS
-McKenzi Petricko led all attackers with 11 kills on a .308 attack percentage.

-Payton Passantino posted 10 gids, while Katelyn Thomas had 14 assists and four service aces.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will conclude the home schedule next weekend, beginning with No. 10 Berry on Friday night at 6 p.m. from Juhan Gymnasium.

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