Volleyball Rallies in Third, Sweeps Sewanee 3-0

Volleyball Rallies in Third, Sweeps Sewanee 3-0

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women's volleyball team rallied back in the third set to defeat Sewanee 3-0 and improve to 8-2 in the Southern Athletic Association.  The Panthers, who are now 15-4 overall, have swept opponents 11 times this season, six within the SAA.


This is their second win over Sewanee, who dropped to 8-11 overall, 2-9 SAA.  BSC held Sewanee to just a 0.55 hitting percentage for the match.


It was an all-around win for the Panthers as seven different attackers recorded kills on the day, led by Caroline Hyde (Franklin, Tenn./Centennial HS) who earned a match-high eight kills.


Rachel Lee (Montgomery, Ala./The Montgomery Academy) finished with a match-high 23 assists.


And both Caroline Johnson (Lucas, Texas/Lovejoy HS) and Melaina Hissam (Madison, Ala./Bob Jones HS) earned over 20 digs on the day.  Johnson finished with 26 and Hissam with 20, respectfully.


BSC trailed for most of the third set.  Down four (18-14), they began to turn the table with a three-point rally.  Sewanee was the first to 20 and went up 21-19 on an attack error.


The Panthers then rallied two points again to tie it up at 21-all.  The set would be tied two more times before BSC took the lead 25-24.  A kill by Rebecca Erwin (Duluth, Ga./Duluth HS) on the right side off a set from Marjorie Ward (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS) secured the win.  Ward would finish with 14 assists in total.


The Panthers continue action tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 16 at noon against conference rival Centre College.  It's senior day on the Hilltop and BSC will honor its two seniors pregame.