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Volleyball sweeps Millsaps on the road

Marjorie Ward (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Marjorie Ward (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

JACKSON, Miss.—Led by freshman Marjorie Ward with 13 kills and 15 digs for her third double-double of the year, the Birmingham-Southern volleyball team defeated Millsaps, 3-0, Wednesday evening on the road.

The Panthers moved to 18-3 overall and 8-2 in the Southern Athletic Association; the Majors fell to 10-11 overall and 4-6 in league action.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • BSC won by the scores of 25-20, 25-19, 25-21.
  • The first set was a close one nearly the whole way, with neither team building a large lead until the end, when the Panthers won on a kill by freshman Jeneva Salter.
  • In set two BSC opened on a 5-0 run and kept the lead until Millsaps tied it up 16-16; the Panthers responded after that point with a 7-1 run to pull ahead 23-17 and ultimately won on another Salter kill.
  • With the except of four early ties, BSC led for the entire third set; the Majors were able to cut the lead to 23-21 late, but a Salter kill and a block by senior setter Katie McCormack and junior Caroline Hyde ended the set and the match.

NOTABLE

  • Ward led all players offensively with 13 kills and hit .324; it was the first time that a player besides Salter has led BSC in kills so far this season.
  • Salter added 11 kills and hit .250.
  • McCormack recorded 35 assists.
  • Senior libero Lauren Bedford led on the back row with 26 digs; sophomore Rylee Segrest and freshman Melaina Hissam were also in double digit digs with 16 and 12, respectively.
  • Junior Laura Van Peursem led at the net with five blocks, followed by McCormack with four.

UP NEXT

  • BSC is at home this weekend for the last time, hosting Sewanee on Saturday at 11 a.m. and Centre on Sunday at 12 p.m.
  • It is also Homecoming weekend, and Sunday will be senior day for Bedford, McCormack, Mollie Peavy, and Emily Dang.