Covenant Volleyball Falls In 5 At Sewanee

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - by Andrew Mindeman
The Covenant volleyball team rallied to force a fifth set, but host Sewanee used a strong effort in the deciding frame to claim a 3-2 (23-25, 25-20, 26-24, 21-25, 15-6) victory over the Lady Scots on Wednesday night inside Juhan Gymnasium.


Covenant falls to 3-5 overall, while Sewanee goes to 5-3. The teams have split their first two matchups of the season and will meet for the final time on Oct. 26 on Lookout Mountain.

Covenant took the first set, 25-23, after tallying 16 kills in the frame. The Lady Scots never trailed after going ahead at 13-12 after a combined block from Chloe Storm and Schuyler Moore. The lead would grow to 21-17 on a Moore kill before Sewanee tied the set at 21 apiece. But Covenant would get four of the final six points, capped by a Storm kill, to win 25-23.

In the second, Covenant led 12-7 early on before Sewanee came roaring back. The Tigers went on a 10-1 run to gain a 17-13 lead and would hang on from there to win the set. The third set was the most tightly contested one of the night as it was back-and-forth early on before Covenant made a run late. Trailing 24-20, Covenant scored four straight and tied the set on a Ginny Moore and Allie Jakes block. Sewanee would have the final answer with the final two points to gain a 2-1 match lead.

Covenant responded with a strong fourth set. The Lady Scots seized control late and grabbed a 21-15 advantage before tying up the match with a 25-21 set win. Covenant had 13 kills and a match-high .294 hitting percentage in the set.

In the fifth, Sewanee used a .444 hitting percentage and eight kills to build an early lead and go on to claim the set 15-6 for the match win.

Schuyler Moore had 32 assists, 11 digs and six kills, while Ginny Moore had 18 kills and 17 digs. Olivia Becker added nine kills and Hannah Stewart led Covenant with 18 digs. Emily Moore chipped in 11 digs and Jakes had five block assists.

Destiny Stewart led Sewanee with 29 kills and 20 digs. Stephanie Price recorded 13 kills and Olivia Nichols 11. Constance Connolly had 28 assists and 20 digs for the Tigers.

UP NEXT

Covenant travels to Maryville this weekend for the Maryville Invitational. The Lady Scots face Averett on Fridayat 6 p.m. The contest will not count towards USA South standings.


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