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Volleyball Cruises to Sweeps of Greensboro, Mary Baldwin

(photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information)
(photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information)

STAUNTON, Va. -- The Covenant volleyball team kept its winning ways alive in Saturday's USA South matches at Mary Baldwin. The Lady Scots swept Greensboro 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-17) in the day's opener before handling Mary Baldwin 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-18) in the finale.

Covenant has won five straight and eight of its last nine contests overall to stand at 12-9 overall and 10-1 in the USA South. The victories also mean the Lady Scots maintain a lead in the USA South's South division.

MATCH ONE: Covenant 3, Greensboro 0

Chelsea VanDyk had 10 kills and a .450 hitting percentage to lead Covenant to a sweep of Greensboro on Saturday morning.

VanDyk's 10 kills gives her 1,259 in her career, which moved her past Erica Adams for second-most in the program's history during the rally scoring era.

Schuyler Moore had 26 assists and Ginny Moore had seven kills and 13 digs, while Ariana Buchanan added 13 digs in the victory. Hannah Harris produced a season-high seven kills, in just 12 attempts, with two solo blocks while Morgan Opgenorth chipped in five kills in the victory.

Covenant led nearly from start to finish in the opening set. The Lady Scots had 12 kills as a team in the frame and led by seven points on a couple of occasions. A Greensboro service error gave the Lady Scots a 1-0 match lead.

In the second set, the Lady Scots jumped out to an 8-0 lead as Jessica Seehorn and Harris tallied an ace and a kill, respectively, around several errors from the Pride. Covenant extended its lead to 15-2 after a Ginny Moore kill and Seehorn ended the set with another ace.

Covenant was able to hold off Greensboro in a tighter third set. The Lady Scots led for much of the set by a few points and scored the final four points with kills from Opgenorth, Ginny Moore and an ace from Schuyler Moore.

As a team, Covenant recorded 34 kills and a .225 hitting percentage while holding Greensboro to 28 kills and a .074 percentage.

Greensboro (6-19, 3-12 USA South) was led by Shayla Moss' seven killsand Tori Belcher's 23 digs.

MATCH TWO: Covenant 3, Mary Baldwin 0

Ginny Moore had a match-high 14 kills as Covenant was able to complete a 2-0 day with a 3-0 victory over host Mary Baldwin on Saturday afternoon.

13 players saw action on the court for the Lady Scots in the contest. Schuyler Moore produced 12 assists and five digs, while Seehorn led Covenant with 13 assists to go along with two service aces and three digs.

Opgenorth tallied seven kills and a .462 hitting percentage. Kelsey Mathis and Olivia Becker each had four kills with Becker also registering six digs. Buchanan led the Lady Scots with nine digs as 11 different players recorded at least one dig for Covenant.

Covenant led 10-4 early in the first set after a Hannah Stewart service ace and never looked back within set one. Mary Baldwin cut the Lady Scots' lead to 22-18 late, but kills by Schuyler Moore and Mathis thwarted the rally and gave Covenant the set win.

Covenant led for almost the entire second set and was able to go ahead 2-0 in the match. A Harris kill gave the Lady Scots a 23-16 lead in the frame and Covenant held off a late Mary Baldwin rally.

In the third set, Covenant accumulated a match-high 16 kills to complete the sweep. Ginny Moore had two kills in the final four points, while Becker and Opgenorth each added one.

Katelyn Rice led Mary Baldwin (2-15, 0-15 USA South) with 10 kills. Reilly Kelly added 26 assists and 11 digs in the defeat.

UP NEXT

Covenant travels to Demorest, Ga., on Tuesday for a USA South match against Piedmont. First serve is set for 6:30 p.m.

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