BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women's volleyball team defeated Centre College 3-0 on Sunday afternoon to improve to 16-4 overall, 9-2 in Southern Athletic Association play. The Panthers hit .343 as a team in the final set to secure the win on their senior day.
Setter Rachel Lee (Montgomery, Ala./The Montgomery Academy) spread the ball around and earned a match-high 35 assists. It marked her fourth match this season with over 30 assists.
The Panther are back in action this coming Wednesday, Oct. 19 in their final home stand. They take on Millsaps College at 6 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.
BSC honored its two seniors, Caroline Hyde (Franklin, Tenn./Centennial HS) and Laura Van Peursem (Huntsville, Ala./The Randolph School), pregame. The pair have combined for 1,175 kills across 635 sets in their career so far.
They were a part of the first BSC volleyball team to make an NCAA appearance. Both Hyde and Van Peursem are three-year SAA Academic Honor Roll awardees, members of the Dean's List all three years of their college career, and are a part of several national honor societies.
Hyde plans to graduate with a degree in English. Van Peursem is expected to graduate with a degree in biology and a minor in psychology.