The Blue Hose fought to within five points of the Terriers late in two of three sets, but could not pull ahead as the Presbyterian College volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision at Wofford Tuesday night in Spartanburg, S.C. Wofford took the three sets by scores of 25-21, 25-17, and 25-20.
How it Happened
The first set saw 10 ties with neither team able to pull away until late. Tied for the last time at 18-18, Wofford capitalized on two PC attack errors and a bad set out to a 21-18 lead. The Blue Hose cut the margin to two at 22-20 and again at 23-21, but a Catie Cronister kill and Madeline Savage service ace sealed the 25-21 win.
Wofford jumped out to the early 11-4 lead, as PC was held to just three kills and seven errors. The Terriers collected 12 kills and led by as much as 10, 21-11, before settling on the 25-17 win.
The Terriers looked to continue the success from the second set, getting out to a 7-3 lead early. PC rallied with a 7-1 run, behind two kills from Samantha Del Toro and two service aces from Mikayla Register. Trailing 9-11, Wofford rallied to tie it up at 15-15, before taking a 16-15 lead off a Colleen Reilly. It ignited six straight for the Terriers as the built a 21-15 lead. A Halle Tripp helped PC cut the margin to 21-17, with both teams trading points afterwards, PC made it a three-point set, 23-20, bur back to back Wofford kills squashed the rally and give the home team the 25-20 victory.
Players of the Match
Sierra Davis led the Terriers with eight kills off 15 attacks, with Samantha Del Toro close behind with six. Halle Tripp had five kills, all coming in the tight set. Sara Rogers posted 21 assists, with Mikayla Register ending the night with nine digs and four service aces.
Wofford was led by Catie Cronister with 13 kills and a .333 hitting percentage. Colleen Reilly posted eight kills, with Lorissa King recording 33 assists.
Stats of the Match
The Blue Hose posted 27 kills in the match, compared to 39 for the Terriers. PC posted two more errors, 17-15, with Wofford coming away with the .282 hitting percentage, to PC’s .120. The Terriers ended the night with nine aces and 10 service errors, while the Blue Hose had four aces and eight errors. Wofford has 12 block assists and one block solo, while PC recorded two each.
• Despite falling in set three, PC held the hitting percentage advantage with 13 kills and just three errors for a .385. Wofford finished that set with a .357.
• Sara Rogers, with her 21 assists, has posted over 20 in six of seven matches so far.
PC drops to 2-5, while Wofford improves to 3-4.
PC heads up to Boston, Mass., for the Northeastern Invitational Sept. 9-10. The Blue Hose face Binghamton Friday at 4:30 p.m., before facing Northeaster and Fordham on Saturday at 12:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., respectively.
How to follow
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