By Nick Porter
DANVILLE, Va.—The Southern Virginia women's volleyball team fell 3-2 in a tightly contested five sets at Averett University in the 2016 season opener.
The Knights (0-1) took the first set 25-20, before falling in sets two and three 22-25. They were then able to pull out a 26-24 win in set four before a tough 11-15 loss in the final set.
Junior setter Valerie Baety recorded a match-high 29 assists and added 12 digs of her own.
The Knights out-blocked Averett (1-0) 24-10, but struggled from the service line commiting 15 serving errors.
Southern Virginia will take a week off before a four-game invitational at Washington & Lee University on September 9-10 in Lexington, Virginia.