DAVIDSON, N.C. – Sophomore Erin Cooke registered her third double-double of the season, but the Presbyterian College volleyball team fell 3-1 (22-25, 25-14, 25-11, 25-15) to UNCW at the Davidson Invitational on Saturday morning at Baker Sports Complex. The Blue Hose drop to 2-7, while the Seahawks climb to 8-1.

 

Notables

-Cooke paced the PC attack with a match-high 12 kills on a team-best .375 hitting percentage. She also collected 10 assists.

-Freshman Gracie Davis recorded nine kills, while sophomore Trinity Williams added seven.

-Junior Sierra Jones handed out a team-leading 21 assists. Both Cooke and Jones have picked up double-digit assists in all nine PC matches this season.

-Senior Erin Eulitz notched double-figure digs for the eighth straight contest, registering 17. Sophomore Lauren Talbert added 10 digs, her third double-digit output of the season.

 

How it Happened

-The first set was tight early, but a 5-0 run put the Blue Hose on top, 13-9. The Seahawks drew within a point on multiple occasions, including at 23-22, but a kill and then ace by Cooke sealed the opening set for PC.

-In the second set, a 5-0 spurt put UNCW ahead, 11-5. Leading 18-12, the Seahawks closed out the second set with a 7-2 run, evening the contest at a set apiece.

-UNCW rode the momentum into the third set, tallying the first four points on the way to a 10-3 advantage. Later in the set, a 5-0 Seahawks’ run built the lead to 22-9, ending the threat of a PC comeback.

-With UNCW ahead 9-6 in the fourth set, a five-point spurt upped the Seahawks’ lead to 14-6. From there, the Blue Hose could not draw any closer than six for the remainder of the contest.

 

Up Next

PC concludes play at the Davidson Invitational on Saturday afternoon as they face N.C. Central at 4:00 pm.