MONTREAT, NC - The Montreat College volleyball team dropped a five-set decision to Columbia College in Appalachian Athletic Conference action on Tuesday night in McAlister Gym.
The Cavaliers (8-14, 7-6 AAC) came out slowly and dropped the first set 25-15. The team would gain traction in the second set and used an 11-6 run late in the set to even the match with a 25-19 win. The Koalas gained an early five-point advantage in the third set and Montreat could get no closer than two points as Columbia took the fourth set 25-20. Facing defeat, Montreat responded again and held on for a 25-23 win in the fourth set. In the final frame, neither team could gain more than a two-point advantage and Columbia used a pair of kills to seal the victory with an 18-16 set win.
Anyla Kryeziu (JR/Prishtina, Kosovo) led the Cavaliers with 12 kills and five blocks while Jasmine Larsen (FR/Danville, IN) contributed 10 kills of her own. Elizabeth Fowler had nine kills and a 0.400 hitting pecentage. Bella Huerta (FR/Burlington, NC) and Megan Condon (FR/Walnut Cove, NC) both had 20 assists while Kendra Johnson (JR/Ararat, NC) led the team with 31 digs.
Montreat will travel to take on Bob Jones University on Thursday, October 13th at 7pm.
MONTREAT, NC - Due to inclement weather, the Montreat College volleyball match against Columbia College, scheduled for Saturday, October 8th, has been postponed. The two teams will now face off on Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30pm in McAlister Gym.
MONTREAT, NC - The Montreat College volleyball team saw their four-match winning streak end at the hands of Appalachian Athletic Conference leader Union College in four sets on Tuesday night.
After dropping a tight first set 25-23, the Cavaliers (8-14, 7-5 AAC) battled back from a late deficit to take the second set 26-24. After capitalizing on a number of Montreat errors, the Bulldogs rolled to a third set win before closing things out with a late rally in the fourth set.
Kendra Johnson (JR/Ararat, NC) led Montreat with 24 digs while Sara Rawls (SR/Brantford, Ontario) added 14 of her own. Bella Huerta (FR/Burlington, NC) had 23 assists whle Anyla Kryeziu (JR/Prishtina, Kosovo) led all players with 13 kills. Emily Howard (SR/Olin, NC) had seven blocks.
The Cavaliers will be back in action on Thursday, October 13th when they travel to take on Bob Jones University at 7pm. The match against Columbia College, scheduled for Saturday, October 8th at Montreat, has been rescheduled to a later date due to inclement weather in South Carolina.