Centre downs Panthers in three sets

Centre downs Panthers in three sets

DANVILLE, Ky.—The Birmingham-Southern volleyball team dropped its second straight match Sunday, falling to Centre, 3-0, in Alumni Gymnasium in Danville, Ky.

The Panthers fall to 18-10 overall and 8-4 in the Southern Athletic Association; the Colonels move to 10-15 overall and 6-6 in the SAA.

The first set was close the whole way, with the largest lead by either team coming when Centre pulled up 15-10 before the Colonels eventually won 25-23.

BSC led early in the second set, 7-5, but Centre used a 6-0 run to pull up 11-7. BSC responded with four straight points to tie it up 11-11 but that was the closest the Panthers would come to taking back the lead. The Colonels went on a 9-3 run after that to go up 20-14 and ended up winning 25-20.

Set three was close for only a short while, with the teams playing to a 4-4 tie before Centre used a series of scoring runs to win the set, 25-13, and the match.

Sophomore Lynsie Byrd led BSC with nine kills, sophomore Katie McCormack led with 26 assists, and junior Lauren Bedford led with 16 digs. Byrd and senior Meredith Lee also had 11 digs each.

The Panthers return home next weekend for two more SAA matches and the final home games of the season, hosting Berry College Friday at 7 p.m. and Oglethorpe Saturday at 11 a.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum. Saturday will be Senior Day for Lee, Kathleen Pfitzer, and Katie O'Bar.