Knights Remain Perfect at Home with 3-1 CAC Win Over Wesley

Knights Remain Perfect at Home with 3-1 CAC Win Over Wesley

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's volleyball team won its seventh straight match and fifth straight at home with a 3-1 defeat of Capital Athletic Conference opponent Wesley College. 

The Knights (11-4, 2-0 CAC) were able to secure the first set 25-22 before being edged out of a second-set win, 26-28. Southern Virginia then bounced back and decisively won sets three and four by margins of 25-14 and 25-13. 

"It feels amazing to have this start to conference play," third-year head coach Nicole Gwynn commented. "I'm proud of how we have been able to make adjustments in certain situations and focus on improving things on our side of the court, both offensively and defensively."

Senior Penny Gwynn recorded a career-high 25 kills in the match, often with the help of sophomore LaRee Crockett, who finished with 37 assists and had 13 digs. In addition to her kill record, Penny also broke her career best with five service aces against the Wolverines (12-6, 0-2 CAC).

On the back row, Mykynli Knight recorded a career-high 23 digs and also had 10 assists in her first double-double of the season. Allison Tiegs and Kaely Rath each finished with eight kills, Hailey Lohnes finished with seven. Defensive specialist Delaney Layton dug up 10 Wesley attacks for a season-high.

Monday's CAC Player of the Week Hannah Allred did not play due to a minor knee injury. She is expected to be in the lineup for the upcoming matches.

The Knights are back in action on Tuesday at Shenandoah University. Service is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.