CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College opened up its 2019 home slate with a 3-0 win (25-23, 25-23, 25-23) over Charleston Southern on Friday night in Big South Conference volleyball action. The Blue Hose improve to 7-9 overall and 2-1 in the Big South, while CSU slips to 9-8 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

 

Notables

- Sophomores Erin Cooke and Lauren Talbert had 11 kills apiece to pace PC’s attack. Cooke added 20 assists for her fourth straight, and team-leading ninth, double-double of the season.

- Fellow sophomore Trinity Williams came just shy of a double-double, notching nine kills and 10 digs.

- Junior Sierra Jones handed out 17 assists to move into fifth place for career assists in PC’s DI era (2007-present).

- Senior Erin Eulitz chipped in 10 digs.

 

How it Happened

- CSU opened up an early lead in the first set, but an 8-0 PC run pushed the Blue Hose in front. Presbyterian maintained a comfortable edge until late, when the Buccaneers fended off four straight set points to get within one, 24-23. Cooke then squashed the visitors’ rally with a kill to give PC the first set.

- The second set was back-and-forth throughout, featuring 15 ties. Charleston Southern crept ahead at 17-13, but PC responded with a 7-1 run to gain a 20-18 edge. Even once again at 23-23, Williams hammered down a kill, which was followed by a CSU error, to give the Blue Hose a two-set advantage.

- Presbyterian jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the third set, and stayed on top until the Buccaneers used a 5-0 spurt to climb in front, 18-16. Down 22-21, the Blue Hose rattled off four of the next five points, sealing the deal with another kill by Williams.

 

Up Next

PC continues its eight-match homestand on Saturday afternoon as it plays host to Florida A&M at 4:00 pm in its final non-conference contest of the season.