Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College Blue Hose volleyball team defeated the South Carolina State Bulldogs 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-18) on Tuesday night at the Templeton Center behind a double/double by Erin Eulitz (15 kills, 11 digs).
Scoring the Match:
Set One – PC 25 – S.C. St. 10
The Blue Hose would jump out to a 6-2 lead following a block assist by Allie Wright and Jaclyn Brewington. The two teams would go point for point with each other the next five points before PC went on another run. An Ashton Stewart kill led to a 12-5 lead and a Bulldog timeout. The Blue Hose would go on another 4-0 run later in the match with Wright tallying back to back kills leading to the Bulldogs taking their final timeout with the score 21-9. Eulitz finished the set off with her fifth kill giving the Blue Hose the 25-10 set one victory. Wright and Stewart also finished the set with four kills each, while Brewington had nine assists.
Set Two – PC 25 – S.C. St. 13
PC and South Carolina State played back and forth to a 5-5 game before the Blue Hose went on a 5-1 run to take a 10-6 lead. Following Wright’s fifth kill of the match South Carolina State took their first timeout. The Blue Hose would stretch the run to 12-1 and taking a 17-6 lead would force the Bulldogs to use timeout number two. Following a mini-run by the Bulldogs Eulitz would get her ninth kill of the evening to make it 22-10 PC. Presbyterian would hold off a late run by the Bulldogs to go up 2-0.
Set Three – PC 25 – S.C. St. 18
The Blue Hose built an early 5-2 lead before South Carolina State pulled to within one at 5-4. Eulitz and Stewart would spark a 5-2 run to make it a 10-6 PC lead. Presbyterian turned that 5-2 run into a 12-4 run before the Bulldogs took their first timeout down 17-8. The two teams went back and forth before the Bulldogs went on a 5-0 run of their own. The Blue Hose finished the match off with a kill by Stewart to win set three 25-18.
Player of the Match:
Eulitz and Stewart led the way for the Blue Hose with 15 and 11 kills respectively, Eulitz added 11 digs for the double/double. Brewington led the way in assists with 22 while Sierra Jones also added 12. Daley Gosnell had 11 digs.
Stats of the Match:
- The Blue Hose hit .291 on the day while holding the Bulldogs to a .065 percentage.
- Three individuals hit .375 or higher for the match.
- The eight service aces are tied for the eighth most in the PC Division I era for a three set match.
- Eulitz’ 15 kills are tied for the eighth most in the Division I era for a three set match.
- Eulitz’ .406 attack percentage is her career high.
For the Record:
The Blue Hose move to 6-21 on the season with the win while South Carolina State drops to 1-23.
Presbyterian College hosts a pair of conference games this Friday and Saturday. Liberty comes to town on Friday at 7 p.m. and then Gardner-Webb visits on Saturday at 6 p.m.
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