Mercer Takes Down Mocs In Five Sets

Friday, November 3, 2017
The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team fell in a heartbreaker, 3-2 (25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 19-25, 15-13), at Mercer on Friday evening inside Hawkins Arena.
 
Following the loss, Chattanooga falls to 13-14 overall and 6-7 in the Southern Conference. Mercer improves to 9-17, 3-10 in conference play this season.
 
Mikaela Gauthreaux set a new career-high with 14 kills at a .333 hitting percentage while registering a career-high two service aces and adding 3.0 total blocks. Miranda Elpers finished with a team-high 20 kills at a .
278 hitting percentage.
 
Dani Szczepanski posted 14 kills at a .258 percentage with 11 of the kills coming in the second and third sets. Madison Bergren dished out a season-high 41 assists in addition to 3.0 blocks.
 
Elpers paced the team with 22 digs to complete the double-double while Bergren and Megan Kaufman registered 11 and Lindsey Farrell had ten.
 
Chattanooga heads to Birmingham, Ala., tomorrow for a 6 p.m. ET match at Samford. The match will be streamed live, courtesy of the Southern Conference Digital Network, and the link can be found on GoMocs.com.

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