Scotties Notch First Win at Millsaps Invitational

JACKSON, Miss.—The Agnes Scott Volleyball program kicked off its season with a 1-3 trip at the Millsaps Invitational this weekend. The Scotties faced plenty of top regional competition and picked up their first win of the season in the middle of the weekend with a shutout of Mississippi University of Women.

Match 1 – Agnes Scott 0 – 3 East Texas Baptist University (13-25, 17-25, 19-25)

The Tigers controlled the first set by doubling up the Scotties, but Agnes Scott improved in each of the remaining sets to make things interesting. Paige Heck (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Resa Knott (Atlanta, Ga.) combined for 13 kills, while Anna Tomkins (Chapel Hill, N.C.) dished out 20 assists. Bella Kammerer (Mount Sterling, Ky.) was the lone Scottie with double-figure digs, finishing with 15.

Match 2 – Agnes Scott 0 – 3 Rhodes (16-25, 19-25, 21-25)

 

Match 3 – Agnes Scott 3 – 0 Mississippi University for Women (25-14, 25-14, 25-16)

After playing well in a pair of losses on Friday, Agnes Scott translated that into a three-set win of its own in the Saturday opener against the Owls.

The Scotties trailed early in the first set, but an eight-point run in the middle of the game opened a lead as large as 11 before Agnes held on for the 25-14 opening win. Agnes Scott kept up its momentum in the second set by racing out to an 8-0 lead before the Owls were able to counter for their first point of the game. The Scotties were able to take a two-set lead with another 25-14 win.

Again the Scotties took control of the set early on and never allowed the Owls to get closer than two points in the late stages before pulling away for the 25-16 clincher.

Heck and Smith paced the Scottie attack with seven and six kills respectively as Agnes Scott hit a season-high .143 as a team. Tomkins finished the match with 21 assists, while Kammerer dug up 12 balls in the three-setter.

Match 4 – Agnes Scott 0 – 3 University of Dallas (22-25, 17-25, 13-25)

Heck led the Scotties for the fourth time this weekend with seven kills, while Kammerer put up a season-high 21 digs. 

The Scotties fell behind in the late stages of the first set against the Crusaders but battled all the way back within two points before the UD clinched the first-set lead 25-22. The Crusaders were able to keep the Scotties at an arm's length in each of the final two sets to pull off the straight-set win. 

What's Next?

The Scotties return home for their first game of the year at Woodruff Gymnasium on Tuesday when Toccoa Falls College heads to Decatur for a 7 p.m. start.