High Point, N.C. – The High Point Panthers stayed unbeaten in Big South play at 13-0 with a three set victory over the Blue Hose on Saturday afternoon in the Mills Center. The Panthers took the sets with 25-12, 25-8 and 25-18 scores.
Scoring the Match:
Set One: PC 12 – HPU 25
The Blue Hose and Panthers went back and forth to an 8-8 tie before High Point took control with a 10-2 run to make it 18-10. Allie Wright had a kill to cut it to 18-11 but HPU would finish the set off with a 7-1 run to take the 25-12 win of set one.
Set Two: PC 8 – HPU 25
High Point got out to a 5-3 lead and controlled the set the rest of the way in route to a 25-8 win.
Set Three: PC 18 – HPU 25
The Blue Hose made the third set interesting as they led by as many as three at 10-7 following an Ashton Stewart kill. High Point responded with a 6-1 run to make it 13-11. Caroline Henderson and Erin Eulitz would make back to back kills to tie it back up at 13 apiece. The Panthers would finish on a 12-5 run to pull away and win the third and final set by a 25-18 score.
Player of the Match:
Eulitz, a sophomore outside hitter, finished the match with a team high nine kills and added six digs. Daley Gosnell finished with a team high 18 digs and Jaclyn Brewington led the way with 12 assists.
Stats of the Match:
The Panthers led the Blue Hose by a 38-24 margin in total kills and had a 48-40 margin in total digs over the three sets.
Three different players recorded multiple assists in the contest. Brewington (12), Sierra Jones (8) and Gosnell (2) combined for the 22 assists.
For the Record:
The Panthers improve to 20-6 and 13-0 in the Big South while PC drops to 5-21 and 2-10 in Big South play.
The Blue Hose come home to host the South Carolina State Bulldogs in a non-conference match-up on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
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