Volleyball Swept at Averett

Volleyball Swept at Averett

Written by Sean Dahlin

DANVILLE, Va.­—The Southern Virginia University women's volleyball team was swept on Wednesday at the E. Stuart James Grant Center 3-0 NCAA Division III Averett University.

"We were outplayed tonight in all aspects of the game," said tenth-year Head Coach Michael Harmon. "Playing tough opponents like Averett prepares us to play high-caliber volleyball that we hope to attain soon this year."

In the first set, Southern Virginia (2-6) jumped ahead early 11-7 over Averett (7-5), but the Knights let the lead slip away as the Cougars rallied from behind to win 25-20.

The second set proved to follow the same pattern as the score was tied 9-9 early before Averett pulled ahead 18-12. Southern Virginia got back in the contest, however, with a rally of its own whittling the deficit to 19-18, but it proved to be too little to late as the home team held on to win 25-20 and take the first two sets.

After falling short the past two close games, the Knights ran out of steam the last game 17-25 to be swept by the Cougars 3-0 on the evening.

Junior Tori Tuttle (Anahola, Haw.) racked up a team-high 9 kills as freshman Chelsea Lyons (McCallen, Texas) led the way for Southern Virginia with 7 digs in the loss.

Women's volleyball will take nine days off before heading 60 miles south on 7 p.m. at Friday, Sept. 28, to face Old Dominion Athletic Conference-opponent Roanoke College.