Covenant Volleyball Wins Two USA South Matches

Saturday, September 25, 2021

 The Covenant volleyball team took down conference foes Piedmont and LaGrange in its first USA South tri-match of the season on Saturday afternoon.

The Scots were led by Summer Johnson, who posted a double-double in game one and a triple-double in game two.

The wins improve Covenant to 2-1 in conference play.

Covenant was able to overcome the host Lions with set scores of 25-18, 25-20, and 25-13.

Though the beginnings of each set saw back and forth action, the Scots were able to use runs to end each set, including an 8-0 run to end the match. 

The Scots were led by Johnson, who earned herself a double-double with 16 assists and 13 digs.

Riley Howe was one kill shy of a double-double herself with nine kills and 13 digs. Meriel Chupp and Reagan Keener added six kills each.

Rachel Bartlett posted 16 assists and eight digs, while Anna Baldwin also added 15 digs.

Piedmont was led by Alaina McDonald who had six kills, and Ciera Phelps and Hannah Kate Chadwell who both added five kills. Piedmont falls to 0-10 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

Johnson helped lead her team to another victory with her 10 kills, 18 assists, and 14 digs. It is the first triple-double recorded by a Scot since October 29, 2014 (Schuyler Moore).

Emma Kalbfleisch also added 10 kills, while Howe posted seven kills and 14 digs. Bartlett tallied a double-double with her 20 assists and 10 digs. Grace Logterman recorded four blocks, while Baldwin connected on 18 digs. 

The Panthers used 14 kills and a 11-5 scoring run to take set one, 16-25. From there, though, it was all Covenant as the Scots would go on to win the next three sets (25-11, 25-17, 25-19).

Covenant would tally 41 kills over the last three sets, and utilize several scoring runs to gain the 3-1 victory, including a 12-4 run in the third set and a 10-5 run to end the match.

LaGrange was led by Kylie Neal with eight kills, and Ariel Modeste and Karson Troth who both added seven kills and four blocks.

The Scots improve to 7-6 overall (2-1 USAS), while the Panthers fall to 1-8 (1-1 USAS).

Covenant will return home to face Oglethorpe on Wednesday, September 29, at 7 p.m.


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