Knights Start Strong, But Stumble At The End In Loss To Concord

BUENA VISTA, Va. The Southern Virginia Volleyball team was able to win the first set of the match against Concord, but faltered in the following three sets, and lost 3-1 to the Mountain Lions. SVU had run out 25-20 winners in the first set behind strong play from Shyanne Ison and Paige Allred, who combined for 6-kills, and drove he hosts to the early lead in the match.

SVU would not hold on for long in the lead, as Concord whittled away a second set lead, and then took over for the ultimate set win, and match tie. SVU could not overcome the momentum of the Mountain Lions, and saw CU jump to early leads in the third and fourth set. Each time, SVU would mount small comebacks, but the visitors did enough in response to keep the hosts at bay.

CU took the third and fourth set 25-19, and 25-20. The rout of the Knights moved the team to 1-4 on the season. Ali Krebs led the Knights with 30-assists, but the effort would not be enough. Nicole Gwynn was kept busy, as she recorded 23-di from the libero position.

SVU ill return to action Sept. 10 when they travel the short distance to Lexington, VA., and a spot in the W&L Invitational. The Knights will take on McDaniel and Transylvania on Friday, and then compete against the hosts, Washington & Lee, and Averett on Saturday.