Knights Eliminated in Quarterfinals

Knights Eliminated in Quarterfinals

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The fourth-seeded Southern Virginia University women's volleyball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday evening, falling to five seed Salisbury University 3-0 in the CAC Tournament Quarterfinals in the Knight Arena.

The first set went back-and-forth until the Knights (15-10, 4-3 CAC) scored five straight points, bringing the score to 18-15 and forcing a Salisbury timeout. The break proved to be a smart move as the Seagulls (16-10, 3-4 CAC) went on a tear of their own, eventually winning the set 27-25.

The Knights jumped out to an 8-6 lead in the second set, but then things fell apart as they were only able to score five more points, dropping the frame 25-13.

Fighting to stay alive in the third set, Southern Virginia went up 11-5, but were unable to hold the lead yet again as the Sea Gulls stormed back to take the set 25-10.

The Knights struggled to get kills in the match, finishing with a .058 hitting percentage as a team and only averaging 8.3 kills per set. Serving was also a bit of a problem as the squad totaled 11 service errors in the match.

In her final collegiate game, Allison Tiegs was extremely solid, leading the team with six kills with a .222 hitting average. Kaely Rath also led the team with six kills, while sophomore Hailey Lohnes tallied five.

Setter LaRee Crockett finished the game with 20 assists and three kills, and libero Mykynli Knight had a good performance with 22 digs. Sophomore Sarah Smedley also played well with 12 digs.

The match marks the second consecutive year in which the Knights have hosted a CAC Tournament game.