Mocs Volleyball Wins 3-0 At Western Carolina

Friday, October 20, 2017
The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team snapped a two-game skid with a convincing 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-23) sweep over Western Carolina on Friday evening in Cullowhee, N.C.
 
Following the win, the Mocs improve to 12-11 overall and 5-4 in Southern Conference action. The Catamounts fall to 7-15, 2-7 in the SoCon.
 
It was a balanced effort on offense as three different Mocs finished with 11 kills. Dani Szczepanski finished with 11 kills on a team-high .474 percentage while Miranda Elpers and Ally Ford posted .
162 and .133 percentages, respectively. Madison Bergren led the direction of the offense with 19 assists while Lauren Greenspoon chipped in with 13.
 
Chattanooga out-killed the opposition 42-25 while out-hitting in efficiency .192 to .088. The Mocs also out-dug WCU 66-51 and served up eight aces to the Catamounts four.
 
Megan Kaufman posted a match-high 20 digs while Ford and Elpers completed their double-doubles with 15 and ten digs each. Emily Plumlee added 3.0 total blocks to aid the defense.
 
Chattanooga picks things up tomorrow for a 5 p.m. match at UNCG in Greensboro, N.C. The match will feature no live stream but live stats are available on GoMocs.com.
 
Chattanooga 3, Western Carolina 0
1st Set | UTC 25, WCU 13
The Mocs raced out to a 9-3 lead before extending to a 16-6 lead on a Western Carolina attacking error. Chattanooga would keep the ten point lead pace at 20-10 before capping off the 25-13 set win on an Ally Ford kill.
 
2nd Set | UTC 25, WCU 22
A back-and-forth battle in the early going saw both teams locked up at 8-8 before Chattanooga gained a slight edge at 12-9. WCU would fight back to tie things up at 13-13 before the Mocs went on a 6-1 run to open up a 19-14 advantage. The Catamounts would cut it to two at 21-19 and to one at 23-22. Kills from Dani Szczepanski and Miranda Elpers clinched a 25-22 set win for UTC.
 
3rd Set | UTC 25, WCU 23
Looking to complete the sweep, Chattanooga gained an early 5-2 lead before a 5-2 run from Western Carolina tied the set up at 7-7. Both teams exchanged points to an 11-11 draw before the Mocs scored six of the next eight points to build a 17-13 edge. The Catamounts would cut their deficit to one at 20-19 and 24-23. UTC would close things out


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