ATLANTA, Ga. - The Agnes Scott College volleyball team won a thrilling five-set match on the road on Tuesday evening, as they withstood a comeback from Oglethorpe to dominate the fifth set and win, 3-2 (25-22, 25-20, 25-27, 25-27, 15-4). In a later match against host Emory University, the #5 team in the nation, the Scotties were swept, 3-0.
In the match against Oglethorpe (8-13), the Scotties (9-11) relied on strong hitting from sophomore Paige Heck, who logged 16 kills in the match. Setter Anna Tomkins had a rare triple-double with 27 assists, 16 digs, and 10 kills. The two would combine to score 5 of the first 7 points in the deciding set, as Tomkins had an ace and Heck had four kills as the Scotties raced to an insurmountable 7-0 lead.
Other Scotties who made big contributions in the match were Bella Kammerer (26 digs, 10 assists) and Morgan Pearson (23 digs, 6 kills). Heck also had 12 digs to give herself a double-double in the match.
In the contest against #5 Emory (18-3), the Scotties were no match for the perennial powerhouse, as the Eagles hit .667 for the match. Tomkins had 8 assists and 5 digs for the Scotties.
The Scotties will return to action at home on Friday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. as they return to USA South Conference action against Salem College (7-15, 1-9 USA South). It will be the first match between the two teams since they both joined the USA South from the now-defunct Great South Athletic Conference.