Covenant Volleyball Notches Two More Wins

  • Saturday, September 30, 2023

After a week off, Covenant visited LaGrange to take on the Panthers as well as the Piedmont Lions. The Scots did not let the time off affect their play, as they swept both LaGrange and Piedmont. 

Covenant raced to a 6-2 lead in the first set behind a service ace from Amber Snook and a kill from Emma Kalbfleisch.  Kills on three consecutive points by Kyla Bailey, Cali Sandhoff, and Reagan Keener extended the Scots lead to 17-7.  A 4-0 run capped off by a kill from Kelsey Carman gave the Scots set one, 25-14.

Back-to-back kills from Carman early in the second set gave Covenant a 7-4 advantage.  The Panthers battled back to tie the set at nine.  The set remained tight as teams went back-and-forth and remained tied at 17.  The Scots were clutch and scored eight of the last 10 points to take the second set 25-19. 

Carman scored four of the first six points for Covenant in the third set as it took a 6-2 lead. Back-to-back service aces from Bartlett pushed the lead for the Scots to 14-5. LaGrange got back to within five points, but Covenant once again ended the set strong to take the set 25-15, and the match.

Carman tallied a career-high 16 kills to lead the Scots while Bailey had 13 kills. Bartlett recorded a double-double with 39 assists and 10 digs. 

In the second game, Piedmont came out of the gate strong with a 5-1 lead in the first set. 
Covenant slowly crawled its way back into the set as a kill from Kalbfleisch and an attack error from the Lions tied the set at 11.  A 3-0 run gave the Scots a 19-17 lead that it would not give back, as it eventually won the set 25-18.

Three Kalbfleisch kills saw Covenant take a 6-4 lead in set two. Once again, both teams remained close during the middle of the set as they were tied at 11.  A 6-0 run behind a strong service rotation from Anissa Snider gave the Scots a 17-11 advantage.  Two kills from Keener and a kill from Sandhoff clinched a 25-17 set two win for Covenant. 

Covenant was the aggressor early on in set three as it jumped out to a 7-1 lead. The Scots continued to dominate as a service ace from Sarah Jennings pushed the lead to 18-10. 
The Scots ended the day with back-to-back kills from Keener to win set three 25-18 and the match. 

Bailey led the Scots with 11 kills while Kalbfleisch was right behind her with 10 kills. Jennings was strong on defense with 16 digs.Bartlett followed up her strong game one performance with 31 assists.

The Scots are back in Barnes on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. to take on Maryville. 

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