Volleyball Loses Conference Opener

Volleyball Loses Conference Opener

By Amber Winsor

BUENA VISTA, Va.—Southern Virginia volleyball opened conference play facing No. 4 Christopher
Newport University. Despite the tightly contested first set, the Captains swept the Knights 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 25-15) in the Knights Sports Arena on Tuesday evening.

Southern Virginia (4-12, 0-1 CAC) was led on the attack by Claire Houghtaling and Allison Tiegs with 7 kills each. 

Adding in the battle, outside hitter Hannah Phillips earned 6 kills. Freshman libero Ofa Moa-Sam Fong was a powerful force on defense with 17 digs. Junior Delaney Layton recorded 10 digs.

Christopher Newport's (15-2, 1-0 CAC) Briana Sutton, the National Player of the Week, finished with 11 kills. 

The Knights travel to York, Pennsylvania where they will take on York College on Saturday at 12 p.m.


Photo: Delaney Layton ready to recieve a Captian serve.