The Blue Hose rallied from a 2-1 deficit to force a fifth game, but it was the Bucs that came away with the fifth set victory and the 3-2 match win over the Presbyterian College volleyball team in Big South action Saturday afternoon in Charleston, S.C. PC took set one, 30-28, with CSU taking sets two and three, 25-2 and 25-23. PC took set four, 25-20, with the Bucs winning the fifth set, 15-11.
Scoring the Match
Trailing by two, 8-10, in the first set, PC rallied with a 5-0 run to take the 13-10 lead. The Blue Hose took a 19-15 lead, capped by an Ashton Stewart kill, but it was Charleston Southern with a 6-1 run, which included back to back kills from Brooke Monssen, to retake the lead, 21-20. Both teams traded points, with Erin Eulitz knotting the set at 23-23 off her third kill of the day. Tied at 25-25, and again at 26-26, CSU advanced to set point off an Addison Kaderli service ace. A Jaclyn Brewington kill tied the set at 28-28 with back to back CSU attack errors giving the Blue Hose the 30-28 first set win.
The second set was defined by runs with both teams experiencing multiple-point rallies. The last was a 5-1 run by PC that erased a seven-point CSU lead, to just three, 18-21. That would be as close as PC would get with the Bucs taking the next three of four points to reach set point. A Kylie Klein kill would give CSU the 25-20 second set win.
Another close third set, PC and CSU witnessed 12 ties, one of the last ones at 21-21. PC took a 23-21 lead off a Wright kill and a Jaclyn Brewington block, but CSU scored four unanswered, which included back to back Kalysia Bates kills, to come away with the 25-23 third set win.
The Blue Hose opened the fourth set strong, opening with a 10-4 lead, extending it to 19-14, in part to a 4-0 run. CSU used a 4-1 run to cut the margin to 22-20, but PC responded with three in a row to come away with the 25-20 fourth set win to force a fifth set.
PC led midway through the fifth set, 9-6, but CSU fought back with five unanswered to take an 11-9 lead. PC cut it to within one off a Wright kill, but the Bucs responded with three to come away with the 15-11 fifth set and match win.
Player of the Match
Erin Eulitz finished with a team-leading 14 kills, with Allie Wright close behind with 13. Jaclyn Brewington recorded 23 assists, while Daley Gosnell added 29 digs. Brooke Monssen led CSU with 16 kills, while Rachel Smith added 50 assists. Madison Martin posted 25 digs.
Stat of the Match
Kills were fairly even with CSU holding the slight 59-58 edge. PC finished with a .127 attack percentage, compared to .159 for CSU. The Bucs posted 12 kills, to PC’s four
The 189 attempts tied for 10th in the PC DI record book for attempts in five sets.
Daley Gosnell’s career-high 29 digs, as well as the team’s 88 digs, tied for 10th in the record book as well.
Jaclyn Brewington posted a career-high seven kills and 16 attacks.
Allie Wright recorded a career-high 37 attacks.
For the Record
PC drops to 4-12 overall and 1-3 in the Big South, while CSU improves to 7-11, 2-2.
The Blue Hose step out of conference play Oct. 3, with a road trip to Wofford for a 6 p.m., match.
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Charleston Southern def. Presbyterian 28-30,25-20,25-23,20-25,15-11
Presbyterian (4-12, 1-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - EULITZ, Erin 14-0-0;
WRIGHT, Allie 13-1-2; HENDERSON, Caroline 10-0-1; DE JONG, Sydney
8-0-2; BREWINGTON, Jaclyn 7-0-1; STEWART, Ashton 5-0-2; JONES, Sierra
1-0-0; Totals 58-1-4.0. (Assists) - BREWINGTON, Jaclyn 23; JONES,
Sierra 20. (Dig leaders) - GOSNELL, Daley 29; EULITZ, Erin 20;
HENDERSON, Caroline 18; JONES, Megan 9
Charleston Southern (7-11, 2-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - MONSSEN, Brooke
16-0-3; KLEIN, Kylie 14-0-3; BATES, Kalysia 11-0-9; MICHALSKI, Caitlyn
9-0-3; KADERLI, Addison 7-1-2; SMITH, Rachel 2-0-0; LAPORTE, Macey
0-4-0; MARTIN, Madison 0-1-0; Totals 59-6-12.0. (Assists) - SMITH,
Rachel 50. (Dig leaders) - MARTIN, Madison 25; SMITH, Rachel 13;
BLACKMON, Skylar 11
Site: Charleston, S.C. (Buc Dome)
Date: Sep 30, 2017 Attend: 120 Time: 2:20