Lady Scots Volleyball Undefeated At 3-0

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Covenant volleyball team remained undefeated in 2014 with a 3-0 (25-10, 25-7, 25-8) victory over Wesleyan on Wednesday night in front of a lively crowd inside Barnes Physical Education Center.

The Lady Scots improve to 5-0, the best start to a season in program history, while Wesleyan drops to 0-4.

Covenant dominated from start to finish as the match saw just one tie. The Lady Scots had a hitting percentage of .388, with only seven attack errors, and were led by Chelsea VanDyk's seven kills.
VanDyk also added a solo block and two block assists on the night.

Freshman Schuyler Moore tallied six service aces to go along with six assists and a pair of kills. As a team, Covenant tallied 18 aces. Chloe Carlson, the reigning USA South Defensive Player of the Week, had a match-high seven digs. Stephanie Kirkpatrick registered 11 assists and four service aces. Laura Scott Tomlin added four kills.

Every Covenant player got to see action.

Covenant had eight kills with a hitting percentage of .353 in the opening set. The Lady Scots scored the first four points of the set and continued to build on that lead the rest of the way. Covenant bolted out to an 8-1 lead in the second set and finished the game with seven straight points. The Lady Scots accumulated 10 kills, on 14 attempts, in the third set as they rolled to victory.

Wesleyan received three kills from Chermaine Johnson along with five assists and four digs from Myra Sanchez. 

Covenant will be on the road in Lexington, Kentucky, this weekend. The Lady Scots will face Berry (6 p.m.) and Millikin (8 p.m.) on Friday, followed by matches with Transylvania (10:30 a.m.) and Bethany (12:30 p.m.) on Saturday. Millikin is ranked 25th in the latest AVCA Top 25, while Berry is receiving votes and was an NCAA tournament participant last year.

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