The Presbyterian College volleyball team used double-digit kills from Rachel Hall, Ashton Stewart and Kelly Berryman to take the 3-1 (19-25, 25-17, 28-26, 25-21) win over Wofford in its second match of the Deacon Invitational being held Sept. 5-6, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
PC moves to 2-3 overall, while the Terriers drop to 1-3. The Blue Hose round out tournament action Saturday with a 1 p.m. match against host Wake Forest and a 5 p.m. match against Davidson.
Hall led the Blue Hose with 13 kills, with Stewart and Berryman pacing the team with 11 a piece. Stewart recorded just two errors in 25 attacks for a team-leading .360 hitting percentage. Ashtin Frank posted 35 assists, while Mary Trimpe added 23 digs.
PC collected a season-high 52 kills for a .215 hitting percentage. The team had 9.0 blocks, two solo blocks and four block assists coming from Berryman.
Wofford was led by Taylor Baird with 17 kills and Bella Santoro with 14. The Terriers recorded 53 kills and held a .167 hitting percentage.
Tied 4-4 in the first set, Wofford used a 6-1 run, helped in part by three kills by Baird, to take a 10-5 lead, expanding it to a 10-point, 21-11 lead. PC cut the margin to six with two kills from Stewart, but ran of time, falling 25-19.
The Blue Hose led from start to finish in the second set, building a nine-point lead off three kills from Hall and Elshoff, before taking the 25-17 win.
A back and forth battle for much of the third set, the Terriers led 24-22 before a Berryman kill and a Halle Tripp and Berryman block tied PC 24-24. Both teams traded points until Stewart collected back to back kills to give the Blue Hose the 28-26 win.
PC led 21-9 in the third set and looked to be cruising to the win before Wofford rallied with seven unanswered, which included four straight Blue Hose attack errors, to cut the margin to five, 21-16. Up by two, 23-21, Hall and Tripp added a kill apiece to clinch the 25-21 fourth set and match win.