CLINTON, S.C.- In three sets, the Presbyterian College volleyball team defeated Campbell by scores of 25-18, 26-24, and 25-17 on Friday evening at Templeton Center.
The Blue Hose snagged their third Big South Conference victory of the season as they improve to 8-10 overall and 3-3 in the conference. The Camels fall to 10-12 overall and 2-4 in Big South action.
Rachel Hall (Roswell, Ga.) led the Blue Hose with 16 total kills. With her last kill of the night she eclipsed 1,000 kills for her career, becoming the third player in PC's Division I hisotry to do so. Ashton Stewart (Hartwell, Ga.) had eight kills, while Johna Robbins (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Rachel Elshoff (Rochester, Ill.) each had five kills apiece.
PC recorded 86 digs in the win, 26 of them coming from Mary Trimpe (Normal, Ill.) and 19 of them by Elshoff. Ashtin Frank (Bloomington, Ill.) came away with 32 assists in the win. Hall and Kelly Berryman (Normal, Ill.) each had five assisted blocks, with Berryman picking up two solo blocks. The Blue Hose posted a .123 hitting percentage, with the Camels at .019.
Alexis Hein and Jessica Groen paced Campbell with nine kills each. Mary Crema had a team-high 27 digs and Rebecca Ramirez added 17 assists for the visitors.
The Camels got out to an early lead in the first match before the Blue Hose took the lead at 4-3 and never relinquished it as they went on to win 25-18. Hall and Berryman led PC in the first set with three kills apiece.
PC got out to a 7-1 lead in the second set, but the Camels chipped away at the score to tie it up 13-13. There would be four lead changes and nine tied scores after that point before PC closed out the match with two kills by Hall and Robbins to take the match 26-24. Hall finished the second set with seven kills and one solo block. Stewart added three kills in the second frame.
In the third set, the teams tied it up five times until the score was at 6-6. At that point, the Blue Hose took the lead and would not back away as they closed out the match with six unanswered points to win 25-17. Hall had six kills and Trimpe had 12 digs in the final frame.
The Blue Hose will continue Big South Conference play on Saturday night when they host High Point at 6 p.m.