Panthers cap off 4-0 weekend with wins against Oglethorpe, Wesleyan

ATLANTA, Ga.—The Birmingham-Southern volleyball team won twice more on Sunday, defeating Oglethorpe and Wesleyan College in Atlanta, capping off a 4-0 weekend performance and a 13-match road streak.

The Panthers move to 11-6 overall and 2-1 in the Southern Athletic Association.

BSC defeated SAA rival Oglethorpe 3-1, and non-conference Wesleyan 3-0.

In the first set against OU, the Petrels pulled up 11-4 and then led 20-12 before BSC put together a 11-3 run to tie it up 23-23. The teams traded points several times before a kill by senior Kathleen Pfitzer put the Panthers up 26-25 and an Oglethorpe attack error gave BSC the 27-25 win. The Panthers won the second set 25-19 before the Petrels pulled out a win in the second set, 25-20, to cut it to 2-1 in the match. BSC won the fourth set easily, 25-11, to win the match.

Sophomore Lynsie Byrd led with 16 kills and posted a double-double with 22 digs. Junior setter Katie McCormack also recorded a double-double with 45 assists and 17 digs, and senior Meredith Lee posted a team-high 25 digs. Junior libero Lauren Bedford had 22 digs, and sophomore Laura Van Peursem posted 11 kills with a .357 attack percentage.

BSC won all three sets against Wesleyan by a large margin, 25-11, 25-8, and 25-12. Lee and junior Mollie Peavy led with nine kills each, with Lee posting no attack errors for a .692 attack percentage. Sophomore Caitlin Lee and junior Emily Dang split setting duties, with Lee recording 14 assists and Dang recording 10, and Peavy led with 13 digs.

The Panthers return home next weekend for the first time since August 30, hosting conference rivals Hendrix and Rhodes, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.