Scotties Tripped by Salem, 3-1

Scotties Tripped by Salem, 3-1

DECATUR, Ga. - In a USA South match which could help determine the final remaining spots in the playoff hunt, Salem College (9-16, 2-10 USA South) picked up an important win over Agnes Scott (9-12, 3-8 USA South), taking down the Scotties on the road, 3-1 (25-20, 19-25, 25-21, 25-19). The Scotties currently sit in the 6th and final spot in the USA South's West Division, followed by Salem in seventh.

In the match, the first two sets were split evenly, as the Scotties rallied after dropping the first set, running off the first 5 points of the second set to stay in command throughout. The story of the match, however, was the hitting of both teams, as the Spirits hit for a .277 percentage and the Scotties were only able to muster .119, as they committed 25 attacking errors on the day. The Scotties were led in kills by Morgan Pearson with 16, and Paige Heck with 14. 

Salem's setter, Hannah Delcamp, set a school record for the Spirits, logging 50 assists in the contest, to go along with 10 digs. Her teammates, Kylie Taffer and Taylor Moulton, led all players with 17 kills apiece.

Scottie setter Anna Tomkins had 30 assists on the day, to go along with 17 digs, while Bella Kammerer, playing at libero, led all players with 19 digs.

The Scotties will look to rebound as they take on LaGrange College on the road on Wednesday.  The match against the Panthers (17-10, 6-6 USA South), who currently sit in a tie for third in the West Division, is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.