Covenant Volleyball Wins Conference Opener At Berea

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023

The Covenant College volleyball team began its CCS schedule with a trip to Berea. The Scots took care of business by sweeping the Mountaineers 3-0.  Covenant improves to 11-1 on the season and 1-0 in conference play. 

Covenant struggled early on in the first set, trailing 12-7. Five consecutive points later on Kyla Bailey's service rotation, the Scots tied it up at 12. Another great service run, this time from Emma Kalbfleisch gave Covenant a 19-15 advantage. Kills from Hannah Haerer and Cali Sandhoff at the end of the first set helped Covenant win 25-19.

The Scots started the second set better than the first as they took a 7-3 lead, highlighted by kills from Haerer and Kalbfleisch, and a service ace from Kalbfleisch. Covenant continued to extend its lead to 18-8, capitalizing on several attack errors from Berea. Bailey closed out the set 25-14 with a kill assisted by Rachel Bartlett. 

The Scots and Mountaineers were neck-and-neck at the beginning of the third set with the score tied at nine. A 6-1 run from Covenant gave it an 18-13 lead and the cushion it needed to close out the match.  Back-to-back kills from Kelsey Carman ended the set at 25-17 and gave the Scots the sweep.

Covenant moves to 14-1 all-time against Berea.

Kalbfleisch led Covenant with 10 kills. She also had four blocks and two aces. Sarah Jennings tallied 12 digs. Bartlett, the defending CCS Player of the Week, dished out 27 assists.
Haerer, the reigning CCS Defensive Player of the Week, continued to be active around the net with six blocks.

The Scots welcome Huntingdon and Agnes Scott to Lookout Mountain on Saturday for a tri-match. Game one is scheduled for 12 p.m.

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