Cleveland, GA - The past two weeks have been a trying time for the Montreat College volleyball team, as marked progress and improved play have been evident, although a victory has proved elusive. That all changed Saturday night when the Cavaliers finished a grueling three-day trek through Georgia with a decisive 3-1 victory over AAC foe Truett-McConnell.
Montreat was strong from the outset, rolling through the first two sets 25-19 and 25-23 to take control of the match. WIth their backs against the wall at home, the Bears battled back to take the third set 26-24. The Cavaliers were not to be denied as they closed out the match with a 25-19 fourth set win.
Emily Howard (JR/Olin, N.C.) led the way for Montreat with 18 kills while teammate Anyla Kryeziu (SO/Prishtina, Kosovo) added 12 kills. Sara Rawls (JR/Brantford, Ontario) led all players with 26 digs, with Kryeziu right behind with 24 digs of her own. Abby Graham (SO/Chattanooga, TN) led Montreat with 26 assists for the match.
"We played with some determination today," explained head coach Kristy Kamer. "We have talked about having the will to win and to push through every diversity that is thrown your way. Today the proved to themselves they can do it."
The Cavaliers return to action when they host AAC foe Columbia College at McAlister Gym on Friday, October 2. Match time is set for 6:30pm.
Cleveland, GA - The Montreat College men's soccer team traveled to Georgia to take on AAC foe Truett-McConnell on Saturday. A closely contested contest would end without a clear winner, as the two sides settled for a 2-2 draw.
After the Bears got on the board first with a goal early in the 18th minute, the Cavaliers got a scoring strike from Dale McClelland (SO/Ayr, Scotland) to even the score at 1-1. The Montreat equalizer would set off a scoring flurry at the end of the first half as the Bears countered six minutes later to regain the lead at 2-1. Not to be outdone, it took Montreat 46 seconds to find the back of the net again, this time courtesy of a Blake Kennedy (JR/Gladstone, Australia ) goal.
The two sides would enter the half tied a 2-2 and that would wind up being the end result as a mixture of stout defense and timely saves prevented either side from grabbing the victory. The Cavaliers got 9 saves courtesy of Miguel Tudon (SO/Vila-Real, Spain), three of which came in the two overtime periods that followed regulation play.
The Cavaliers will return to action on Tuesday, September 29 as they travel to take on Union (Ky.) in another important AAC tilt. Game time is scheduled for 7pm.
Cleveland, GA - The Montreat women's soccer team traveled to Georgia for a conference matchup with Truett-McConnell on Saturday. After a scoreless first forty minutes, the Bears used two goals late in the first half to propel them to a 4-0 victory over the Cavaliers.
A scoreless tie was broken when the Bears scored in the 41st minute. And strong closing effort led to another goal in the 45th minute to give the Bears the 2-0 advantage at the half. Truett-McConnell continued to press thoughout the second half, adding their third goal in 57th minute and closing out the match with a fourth and final tally in the 89th minute.
The Bears used their aggressive attack to outshoot Montreat 35-3. Jordan DeVaan (SO/Asheville, NC) had a busy day in goal, collecting 19 saves on the match.
The Cavaliers return to action Tuesday, September 29 when they travel to face Union College in a mactch set to begin at 5pm.