Volleyball Drops Two at Covenant

Volleyball Drops Two at Covenant

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga.—Agnes Scott Volleyball fell twice at the hands of the top two teams in the USA South West Division on Saturday at Covenant. The Scotties battled to a 3-1 loss to Huntingdon in the opener before dropping a three-setter to the host Lady Scots in the day's finale.

The Scotties dip to 5-11 and 1-4 in the conference through their September schedule. They have a few day layoff before traveling up to Brevard for a non-conference showdown beginning at 6 p.m.

Match 1: Huntingdon 3 – 1 Agnes Scott (23-25, 16-25, 25-20, 14-25)

A close first set fell into the Hawks' hands right at the very end. In an unfortunate turn of events, Agnes was unable to close out Huntingdon with a narrow 23-22 lead and allowed the Hawks to score three straight points to take a 1-0 lead.

The Hawks cruised in the second set, leading by as many as nine points before Agnes Scott was able to settle back into the match.

Agnes Scott shook off the first two sets with a few gritty runs in the middle of the third and finished off the Hawks this time to cut the overall deficit to one game.

However, Huntingdon used another big rally in the middle of the fourth set to doom the Scotties for good. The Hawks turned a 10-8 game into a 19-9 advantage in a blink of an eye as the service game got hot for Huntingdon down the stretch. The Scotties were never able to claw their way back in a 25-14 final set loss.

Match 2: Covenant 3 – 0 Agnes Scott (20-25, 12-25, 10-25)

Covenant showed why they are a favorite in the West Division in the final match of the day with a straight-set victory over the Scotties.

The Lady Scots had to hold off Agnes Scott in the first set, but flexed its might in the final two games for the match win.

Highlights

  • Paige Heck (Indianapolis, Ind.) had a strong match against Huntingdon with 10 kills, while Morgan Pearson (Pensacola, Fla.) added nine. Heck finished with 14 overall on the day.
  • Agnes Scott had an outstanding third set against the Hawks with 15 kills to only three errors.
  • Bella Kammerer (Mt. Sterling, Ky.) had 20 digs against Huntingdon.
  • Anna Tomkins (Chapel Hill, N.C.) had 29 assists.