BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Covenant volleyball team dropped a pair of four-set matches to region foes on the final day of the McAttack Bash, hosted by Birmingham Southern. The Lady Scots fell 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-18) to Washington & Lee in the day's opener before falling 3-1 (25-22, 25-27, 25-16, 25-18) to host Birmingham Southern in the finale.
With her 28 assists in the opener, senior Schuyler Moore broke the program's career assists record. After the two matches, Moore has now tallied 2,809 career assists as she passed Stephanie Kirkpatrick's mark of 2,747. Moore also currently holds the program's career record for assists per set at 7.77.
Covenant falls to 1-2 on the year with the losses.
MATCH ONE: Washington & Lee 3, Covenant 1
In a matchup of two teams that have played each other to five sets in their last two meetings, the Generals were able to rally after dropping the first set for a 3-1 victory.
Covenant took the first set 25-23 as the Lady Scots tallied 14 kills and hit .158 as a team. The teams went back-and-forth throughout the first frame, but the Lady Scots broke a 23-23 tie thanks to a Washington & Lee service error and then won the set on a Hannah Harris kill.
But Covenant would not be able to sustain the momentum as Washington & Lee pulled away midway through each of the next three sets to seize control and take the match.
Schuyler Moore registered a double-double with 28 assists and 13 digs, while Ginny Moore also had a double-double with her 12 kills and 19 digs. Harris ended with eight kills and Sara Delk tallied 13 digs.
Allison Webb had 10 kills for the Generals and Katie Volk recorded 22 digs.
MATCH TWO: Birmingham Southern 3, Covenant 1
In the finale of the weekend, Covenant would rally from a first set defeat but ultimately fall to the host Birmingham Southern, 3-1.
The Lady Scots fell in the first set, 25-22, but rebounded with a 27-25 victory in the second. Covenant tallied 15 kills as a team in the second, its best frame of the day, and survived a late rally from the Panthers to knot the match up at 1-1. Haley Taylor and Ginny Moore recorded back-to-back kills to finish off the set.
Birmingham Southern responded and would take the next two sets for the win. Three players recorded double-digit kills for the Panthers (3-0) led by Marjorie Ward's 12. Caroline Johnson had 29 digs and Rachel Lee tallied 46 assists.
Covenant will have its home opener on Sept. 6 against Oglethorpe. Match time is set for 7:30 p.m. inside Barnes PE Center.
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