Volleyball Closes Wyoming Tournament with Loss to San Francisco
The Presbyterian College volleyball team faced San Francisco in its last match of the UniWyo Wyoming Invite, held Aug. 24-25 in Laramie, Wyo., and came away with a 3-0 loss.
PC falls to 1-3, while San Francisco improves to 3-1.
Kelly Berryman paced the Blue Hose with 10 kills of 23 attacks. She was followed by Presley Mabrey and Rachel Hall with seven each. Ashtin Frank recorded 33 assists, while Mary Trimpe added 12 digs. PC posted seven total blocks with Berryman leading the team with four block assists.
PC had 41 kills, compared to 45 for the Dons. The Blue Hose hit .178, while USF hit .330 for the match.
The Blue Hose hung with San Francisco for most of the first game and even led on several occasions, the last time a 21-20 lead which came off a USF attack error. USF took the lead back, 22-21, off a PC miscue and a kill by Jocelyn Levig, who was second on the team with 10 kills. Elizabeth Miler's kill evened the score at 22-22. A see-saw battle the next four points resulted in the last tie of the game at 24-24. Alycia Cox put the Dons up 25-24 and a service ace by Whitney Swain sealed the 26-24 win.
San Francisco held a four to five point lead a majority of game two until a kill by Allison Brown cut the deficit to 16-13. That would be as close at PC would get as USF used a 6-1 run to build a 19-14 lead. The Dons held at least a five-point margin the remainder of the game and took the eventual 25-19 win.
The Blue Hose took an early 3-1 lead before San Francisco rattled off four straight to hold the 5-3 advantage. The Dons continued to roll as they increased the lead to as much as nine, taking the 25-16 win.
The Blue Hose return to Clinton for their home-opener Tuesday, August 28. PC takes on East Tennessee State at 6 p.m.