Knights Fall to Wildcats

Knights Fall to Wildcats

By Amber Winsor

LYNCHBURG, Va.—The Southern Virginia's volleyball team suffered their fifth straight loss against Randolph College in their cancer awareness game on Thursday evening in Lynchburg, Virginia, falling 3-1.

The Wildcats (3-17, 0-6 ODAC) came out fighting and took the first two sets 26-24 and 25-19. Southern Virginia (4-14, 0-2 CAC) bounced back and won the third set 27-25. Despite the comeback, the Wildcats snagged the fourth set 25-20.

Outside hitter Allison Tiegs along with Hannah Phillips led the offense with 15 and 12 kills.  Setter Valarie Baety recorded 12 digs and 45 assists. At the net, Melissa Owen earned two solo blocks.

Senior Wildcat Elizabeth Price denied Southern Virginia's attack with 33 digs.

Although Southern Virginia failed to end the night with a victory, the team out-attacked the Wildcats 55 to 36 kills, but Randolph earned the win due to their 31 to 16 error advantage.

The Knights travel on the road to Bridgewater, Virginia where they will face the Eagles on October 10 in Nininger Hall at 11 a.m.