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Volleyball sweeps Centre and Sewanee on the road

ATLANTA—The Birmingham-Southern volleyball team swept both Centre College and Sewanee in Atlanta today at the SCAC Eastern Interdivisional, hosted by Oglethorpe.

BSC moves to 15-16 overall and 8-5 in the SCAC with the two wins, and will play Oglethorpe tomorrow at noon Eastern.

The Panthers defeated Centre by the scores of 25-17, 25-19 and 27-25, and beat Sewanee 25-15, 25-16, and 25-15.

Statistics were not immediately available, but will be posted here when they become available.

"Winning both matches today was huge for us," Head Coach Judy Green said. "I thought we came out and played very focused and very much within ourselves. Our goal this weekend was to play our tempo and force our opponents to have to try to keep up with our pace of play.

"In our first match against Centre we were firing on all cylinders," Green continued. "I am constantly seeing improvements in our attackers' shot choices and we have enhanced our ability to score. I thought Lauren Reibe set the ball very well today and put her attackers in such good situations. She was the architect of a great offensive performance. After being up 2-0 , we withstood an aggressive charge in set three. We fell behind, but we kept on battling and stayed aggressive. We won that third set with outstanding free ball execution.

"Against Sewanee, we seemed a little flat and made some unusual unforced errors as the match went on," Green said. "We got to mix things up a bit more by playing some different combinations of lineups in sets two and three that we seemed to be pretty comfortable in. Freshman Katie O'Bar came in and gave us some offense from the middle which helped our pin attackers see more splits in the block.

"Our team continues to play very well together and we are learning how to mange the game better and better each match we play. Tomorrow we will need our 'A' game in order to win the SCAC East Division and improve our seeding for the SCAC tournament in two weeks."