No. 2 Emory sweeps BSC in season opener

No. 2 Emory sweeps BSC in season opener

ATLANTA, Ga.—The Birmingham-Southern volleyball team traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday, opening the season against No. 2 Emory. The Panthers lost to the Eagles, 3-0, in the Woodruff P.E. Center in the season opener for both squads.

CLOSE SECOND SET

  • After falling 25-14 in the first set, the Panthers kept things interesting in set two, fighting to a 22-19 lead down the stretch and then pulling ahead 23-21. The lead would not stand, however, as Emory proceeded to score four straight points to win 25-21. The Eagles went on to win the third set by the same score as the first.

SALTER LEADS OFFENSIVE EFFORT

  • Freshman Jeneva Salter made an impact in her first collegiate match, recording a team-high 11 kills.

FAMILIAR FACES

HITTING STRUGGLES

  • Emory out-hit BSC in all three sets, with a .270 match percentage compared to the Panthers' .083.

THE SERIES

  • Emory moves to 8-4 all-time against BSC dating back to 1999, winning the last six matches. The Eagles also extended their home winning streak to 30 matches with tonight's victory.

UP NEXT

  • BSC travels to Maryville, Tenn., this weekend for the Maryville College Invitational, facing Washington and Lee and Covenant on Friday, and Lynchburg and Maryville on Saturday.