Mocs Fall To Furman In SoCon Volleyball Opener

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team fell 3-1 to the Furman Paladins Friday night in Greenville, S.C. The loss drops the Mocs to 0-1 in the Southern Conference and 1-15 overall while Furman improves to 1-0 in the SoCon and 5-7 overall.

Despite coming up short 25-16 in the first set of the match, Chattanooga battled back in the second set to tie the match 1-1 after two. The 25-17 win was fueled by freshman outside hitter Allie Davenport (Tyrone, Ga.) as she led the Mocs with 11 kills on the night. Freshman Kendall Sexton (Orlando, Fla.) recorded two blocks on the net on defense and accounted for 6.5 points on the night.

Sophomore Julimar Alvarado (San Juan, Puerto Rico) finished the night with 11.5 points and 10 kills for UTC. Sophomore Briana Reid (Houston, Texas) had her 10 kills and 11.0 points rival Alvarado’s offensive production on the night while also recording six digs.

Sophomore Sarah Batterton (Colbert, Wash.) walked away with five kills in the match. The Colbert, Wash., native totaled six points. Junior libero Melissa Green (Boca Raton, Fla.) collected a team-best 14 digs and freshman setter Anne Bachmann (Lincoln, Neb.) was Chattanooga’s assists leader with 18. Sophomore Catherine Chason (Alpharetta, Ga.) had a second-best 17 assists.

Furman took the final two sets of the match with the same score of 25-18 to put UTC away 3-1. There were a total of 11 tied scores in the match while the lead only changed five times over the four sets. Furman had 50 kills while the Mocs only trailed with 45 kills.

Chattanooga goes back to action Saturday night in Spartanburg, S.C., as the Mocs take on Wofford. The match is set to begin at 6 p.m. and will broadcast live online. Live stats are also available. Visit the GoMocs.com schedule page for both links.


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