Volleyball Rally Falls Short to Cougars
The Presbyterian College volleyball team rallied to a game three win after dropping the first two, but could not overcome a .469 hitting percentage by the Cougars in the fourth game to fall to the College of Charleston, 3-1 (18-25, 17-25, 25-23, 15-25), in the first match of the day at the Holiday Inn Charleston/Mt. Pleasant Tournament being held Sept. 14-15 in Charleston, S.C.
PC drops to 2-12, while CofC improves to 6-4.
Presley Mabrey and Allison Brown both had 13 kills to lead the team. Andrea Barman, who followed with 10, didn't record any errors to end the match with a .385 hitting percentage. Ashtin Frank posted 40 assists, while Mary Trimpe added 20 digs. PC came away with 52 kills, compared to 61 for CofC. The Cougars posted a .296 hitting percentage, while PC came away with .184.
Tied 3-3 in game one, the Blue Hose used two kills by Mabrey and Brown en route to a 7-3 run that saw PC build a 10-6 lead. CofC responded with eight unanswered points to erase the PC lead and go ahead 14-10.
The Blue Hose got back on the board off a CofC attack error to make it 14-11 before the Cougars capitalized on two PC errors and took the 16-11 lead. CofC kept a lead of at least four and scored the final four of five points to earn the 25-18 game one win.
After trailing by five, 9-14, the Blue Hose scored three straight, highlighted by two kills off of Kelly Berryman, to cut the margin to two, 12-14. A 10-3 run by CofC pushed the lead up to nine, 24-15, before the Blue Hose scored back to back. Cougar Sloane White cut the rally short with to seal the game two win, 25-17.
PC trailed early in game three, 3-4,before scoring three straight, helped in part from kills by Brown and Elizabeth Miler, to take a 7-4 lead. The Blue Hose led by as much as five, 15-10, before CofC cut the margin to three, 18-15.
Down 22-18 the Cougars scored four straight to tie the game at 22-22. PC took advantage of two CofC attack errors and a kill by Brown to go back ahead and take the 25-23 game three win.
The Cougars opened game four with six straight points, due in part to four CofC kills, forcing a PC timeout. Barman gave PC its first point with a kill to make it 1-6, but CofC came back with two to make it 8-1.
The Blue Hose scattered several points off kills by Brown, Berryman and Barman, but found themselves down 5-11. CofC led by six again at 17-11 and outscored the Blue Hose 6-2 to take the 23-13 lead.
Berryman's kill made it 14-23, while Mabrey's cut it to 15-23. That would be it as CofC closed the game and match with a service ace at 25-15.
PC takes on Georgetown at 4:30 p.m., in its final match of the tournament.