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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