CHATTANOOGA, TENN – The Presbyterian College volleyball team used double digit kills from Sierra Davis and Halle Tripp to take down Mississippi Valley State in three sets in its second match of the Chattanooga Classic, presented by Hampton Inn & Suites, being held Aug. 26-27, in Chattanooga, Tenn. PC took the sets by scores of 25-9, 25-14, and 25-12.
How it Happened
Leading 17-9 in the first set, PC rattled off eight unanswered to easily win 25-9. A closer affair early in set two, PC and Mississippi Valley State were tied 9-9, before a service ace by Sara Rogers and a kill by Samantha Del Toro ignited a 7-1 run to build a 16-10 lead. MSVSU would collect just four more points as PC ran away with the 25-14 win. Leading 12-7 in the third set, a 13-5 run solidified the win for the Blue Hose.
Player of the Match
Mikayla Register tied her career-high and PC Division I record with seven service aces against Mississippi Valley State. In a span of seven straight points by PC to round out the first set, she four aces. She also led the team with 14 digs.
Stat of the Match
The Blue Hose continued where they left off in match one that saw them collect a record 13 aces, to posting 14 service aces against Mississippi Valley State, setting the PC Division I three-set record for the second straight match. The new mark is second overall, with the 13 third. Mikayla Register posted seven of those aces.
• The win marked the first time in their Division I history the Blue Hose have opened 2-0.
• Sierra Davis led the team with 12 kills, just one shy of her career best of 13, set at Davidson last season.
• Sara Rogers finished with 30 assists for the second straight match
PC moves to 2-0, while Mississippi Valley State drops to 0-2 on the young season.
The Blue Hose round at the tournament with a 12:30 p.m., match against host Chattanooga on Saturday.
How to follow
Fans can follow all the matches at http://www.sidearmstats.com/utc/wvball/. The match against Chattanooga on Saturday will be broadcast live on https://www.youtube.com/user/MocsVision/live. Fans can also follow on twitter at @BlueHoseVolley for match updates.