Covenant Volleyball Team Beats Berea; Claims Second Seed

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The Covenant volleyball team clinched the No. 2 West seed in next week's USA South Tournament with a 3-1 (25-16, 26-25, 25-22, 25-16) win at Berea on Tuesday night inside the Seabury Center.

Covenant (18-8, 12-2 USA South) completed a season sweep of Berea (18-11, 10-4 USA South) with both contests going four sets. The Scots are locked into the No. 2 seed and will host a USA South Tournament quarterfinal round match at Barnes PE Center on Nov. 2 against the No. 3 West seed.

It was a block party for the Scots in the win as Covenant totaled a season-high 16 blocks and Grace Logterman tied a single-match program record with nine solo blocks.
Logterman had 10 total blocks to go with seven kills, while Emma Kalbfleisch had 10 kills and three blocks.

Rachel Bartlett had a double-double of 28 assists and 15 digs, and Anna Baldwin had 25 digs. Kyla Bailey also had seven kills and Reagan Keener added six.

It was a game of big runs for Covenant. In the first set, the Scots used a 14-2 spurt to erase a four-point deficit and take a 17-9 lead en route to a 25-16 set one win.

After dropping the second set, the Scots trailed 22-21 late in the third. The momentum shifted to the Scots, though, as back-to-back kills from Keener and Kelsey Carman gave Covenant a 23-22 lead. Consecutive errors from Berea gave the Scots a 25-22 set win and a 2-1 match lead.

Covenant surged ahead for good with a 6-1 run early in the fourth. Savannah Savage had an ace, while Keener and Carman had kills that put the Scots ahead 11-5. Covenant extended the margin to 20-10 before a Carman kill secured the match.

Savage had 14 digs and a pair of aces in the win. Carman had four kills and eight digs.

Berea was led by Julie Santana's 14 kills.

Covenant concludes the regular season on Saturday with a USA South tri-match at Brevard. The Scots face Wesleyan at 2 p.m. before taking on Brevard at 4 p.m.  


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