By Amber Winsor
DOVER, Del. –The Knights ended their season on a high note by defeating conference opponent Wesley College 3-2 on Saturday in Wentworth Gym.
Wesley College (12-17, 1-8 CAC) came to the court with urgency taking the first two sets 25-22 and 25-21. Southern Virginia (7-20, 2-6 CAC) responded with a 25-12 win in the third set keeping their hopes alive. Despite being down 2-1, the Knights battled back winning sets four and five (25-20, 15-12) earning the win 3 to 2 over the Wolverines.
Sophomore Claire Houghtaling led the team with 16 kills, five serving aces, and 23 digs. Outside hitter Allison Tiegs recorded 16 kills, followed by Hannah Phillips with 13 kills. Setter Kadyn Smith contributed to the victory with 50 assists and served a five-point scoring rally to come from behind in game 5.
Libero Ofa Moa Sam-Fong tallied 21 digs. Melissa Owen earned seven blocks for the Knights.
The Wolverines' attack was led by outside hitter Tionne Graves-Brown with 16 kills.
Southern Virginia earned a kill advantage of 64 to 44 over Wesley College.
The Southern Virginia women's volleyball team finishes their 2015 season with a 7-20 and 2-6 CAC record.