Radford won its ninth Big South match of the season with a 3-0 win over the Presbyterian College volleyball team, in action Friday evening in Radford, Va. The Highlanders took the three sets by scores of 26-24, 25-17, and 25-14. Allie Wright led PC with 12 kills on the night.
Scoring the Match
Tied 6-6 in the first set, Radford used a 6-1 run to jump out to a 12-7 lead. Trailing 13-17, PC rallied back with its own run, this one, 5-1, to tie it at 18-18. Knotted again at 19-19, PC collected a Caroline Henderson ace and an Allie Wright kill to take a 21-19 lead. After Radford cut the margin to one, a Jaclyn Brewington Kill made it 23-21, with the Highlanders making it 23-22 off a Haley Kleespies kill. Ashton Stewart’s kill gave PC set point at 24-22, but it was Radford with the next four, coming off a Highlander block, an ace, and two kills, to rally back for the 26-24 win.
After PC opened set two with three straight, Radford responded with seven unanswered to lead, 7-3. Leading 9-7, the Highlanders recorded five straight to build a 14-7 lead. The Blue Hose scored five straight to rally within two, 12-14. Highlighting the run were back to back kills from Erin Eulitz. A Henderson kill and Eulitz ace helped PC make it a one point set, 15-16, but Radford scored the next nine of the set’s 11 points to take the 25-17 win.
Radford started strong in set three, building a 6-1 lead before a Sydney De Jong kill cut the margin to four. That would be as close as PC would get as the Highlanders extended the margin to 14, 22-8, highlighted by three straight Kleespies kills and seven unanswered. PC cut the score to 14-25, but an Amaya Rousseau and Kleespies block assist sealed the 25-14 third set and match win.
Player of the Match
Allie Wright led PC with 12 kills and two solo blocks. With just one error, she finished with a .611 attack percentage. Daley Gosnell led in digs with 15, while Sierra Jones paced the squad in assists with 14. Maddie Palmer led Radford with 13 kills and 22 digs.
Stat of the Match
Radford held the kills advantage, 50-32, and had two more errors, 15-13. The Highlanders finished with a .273 attack percentage, compared to .156 for PC. The Blue Hose posted more total blocks, 6-5.
The 57 digs ranks 15th in the PC Division I record book for digs in a three-set match, the 122 attempts tied for 18th.
For the Record
PC drops to 5-20 overall and 2-9 in the league, while Radford improves to 19-3, 9-2.
The Blue Hose are on the road at High Point Oct. 28, at 2 p.m.
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