Covenant Women Split In Trevecca Volleyball Tournament

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Covenant volleyball team split its two matches on Saturday at the Scott Jones Classic in Nashville. The Lady Scots defeated Siena Heights 3-1 (25-22, 14-25, 25-21, 25-18) before falling to tournament host Trevecca Nazarene 3-2 (20-25, 25-9, 22-25, 25-29, 15-8).

Covenant moves to 4-2 for the year after winning two of three contests in Nashville.

In the first match, Chelsea VanDyk continued her outstanding play with 17 kills, four digs and four block assists. VanDyk would add 15 more kills in the day's second match and had a total of 52 kills in the three games this weekend. 

Stephanie Kirkpatrick had 31 assists in the first match and 38 more against Trevecca. Estes Carlson totaled 44 digs in the two matches to lead Covenant defensively. Cora Schroeder tallied 13 digs and six kills versus Siena Heights and then had 12 kills and 15 digs against Trevecca.

Against Siena Heights, the two teams split the first two sets before the Lady Scots claimed the final two. Covenant had 12 kills in each of the final two sets to aid in the victory. The Lady Scots fell behind 7-1 in the fourth set before rallying to score eight straight points to take a lead they would not relinquish.

In the second match of the day, Covenant and Trevecca battled until the very end. The two teams split the opening two sets before Covenant took a 2-1 lead with a 25-22 third set victory. Covenant led 18-16 in the fourth set but the Trojans scored nine of the final 10 points to tie the match at two apiece.

In the fifth set, Trevecca would never trail as they pulled off the comeback victory with a 15-9 set win.

Covenant will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to take on former GSAC conference foe Agnes Scott in Decatur, Ga. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.


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