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Volleyball sweeps Rhodes, Agnes Scott

Katie McCormack (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Katie McCormack (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern volleyball team swept Rhodes and Agnes Scott at home Sunday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum.

BSC now stands at 17-3 overall and 7-2 in the Southern Athletic Association. Rhodes also defeated Agnes Scott 3-0, and moved to 9-12 overall and 2-7 in the SAA, while ASC fell to 6-10.

HOW IT HAPPENED VS. RHODES

  • The Panthers defeated Rhodes by the scores of 25-14, 25-8, 25-22.
  • In the first set, BSC pulled out to a 6-2 lead and built up to an 18-13 lead before finishing out the set on a 7-1 run.
  • The Panthers dominated play in the second set, going up 14-2 and then 21-6 before winning by 17.
  • The Lynx kept things much more competitive in the third set, pulling ahead 5-3 early and then leading 15-11 before BSC used an 8-1 run to go up 19-16. The Panthers played to match point, 24-20, before Rhodes cut it to 24-22, but a Lynx attack error ended the set and the match.

NOTABLE

HOW IT HAPPENED VS. AGNES SCOTT

  • The Panthers won by the scores of 25-12, 25-10, 25-13.
  • BSC had little trouble with the Scotties in the first two sets, building sizeable leads fairly early.
  • ASC hung around for the first half of the third set, with the lead changing hands several times leading up to an 11-11 tie; after that, BSC finished the match with a 14-2 run.

NOTABLE

  • Junior Caroline Hyde and freshman Amelia Collins led with nine kills apiece.
  • Several BSC players who have not had the opportunity to play much so far this season saw a lot of playing time, and it was the first match this season in which Salter has not led in kills.
  • Senior setter Emily Dang posted 20 assists, followed by McCormack with 15.
  • Hissam led with nine digs.
  • Hyde and sophomore Chloe Ballard led with three blocks apiece.

UP NEXT

  • BSC travels to Jackson, Miss., to face Millsaps this Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m.