BRISTOL, Va. Led by Brynn Hansen's 20 combined kills, the Southern Virginia Volleyball team swept the Virginia Intermont and Johnson Bible College, 3-0 & 3-0. Hansen recorded 11 kills in the first game against VIC, and then followed up with 9 more in the next match against JBC. With the victories the Knights now move to 14-12 on the season, and are over .500 for the first time this year.
"Brynn was the catalyst for us today," said Head Coach Brian Pendleton. "She put us into good situations, and was a strong force for our offense. We are playing good volleyball, and I think we can get better. All of the pieces are starting to click at the right time."
SVU took the first match against VIC 25-22, 25-20 and 25-17. The offense was clicking as the team accumulated 34 kills for the match and limited their errors to 9. The Cobras were able to stay close in the match but faded under the Knight pressure in the third set.
The Knights looked to be dominant in the second match and established a defensive presence as they beat JBC 25-13, 25-9 and 25-14.
"It is very comforting to see us ratchet up the defensive intensity, and limit a team to a small amount of points," said Pendleton. "We've always had the offensive potential, and we've used it to win games for us, but we'll need to match the offensive potential with quality defense if we want to do well in the post-season."
Ashley Miles put in a good performance for the Knights, as she recorded 16 kills on the day. Ali Krebs set up a majority of the attacks, and she finished with 47 combined assists.
The Knights will look to continue their winning streak as they travel to play Sweet Briar College, Oct. 24. Start time for the match is 3:00.