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Volleyball Falls Twice at Berry Invitational

(photo credit: Saundra Barker/Sports Information)
(photo credit: Saundra Barker/Sports Information)

ROME, Ga. -- The Covenant volleyball team was defeated twice on Saturday on the final day of the Berry Invitational. The Lady Scots fell in five sets to Washington & Lee (20-25, 25-16, 25-15, 22-25, 15-13) in the first match before being defeated 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-22) by host Berry in the finale.

Covenant drops to 1-2 on the year with the losses.

MATCH ONE: Washington & Lee 3, Covenant 2

Covenant took the opening set, but then dropped the next two to fall behind 2-1 in the match. After claiming the fourth set, the Lady Scots looked poised for five-set victory with a late lead in the final frame, but the Generals rallied to take the set and the match.

Ginny Moore led all players with 15 kills to go along with 15 digs. Schuyler Moore had 35 assists and seven digs, while Jessica Seehorn added 10 kills and 11 digs in the loss. Morgan Opgenorth chipped in seven kills, five digs and three block assists and Mariah Corney contributed nine digs.

Covenant pulled away from the Generals in the first set for a 25-20 victory. The Lady Scots had 11 kills in the set for a hitting percentage of .200, the best percentage of any set during the match. But Washington & Lee rallied to take the next two sets by scores of 25-16 and 25-15.

In the fourth, Covenant regrouped and took five of the final seven points of the set to take the win. Hannah Harris and Seehorn had consecutive kills during the final stretch and the Lady Scots took the game on a service error by the Generals.

In the fifth, Covenant took a commanding 8-2 lead, aided by back-to-back service aces from Seehorn, but the Generals chipped away at the lead. The Lady Scots held a 13-9 lead, but Washington & Lee scored the final six points to take the victory.

Washington & Lee (2-1) got 12 kills and eight total blocks from Mackenzie Shand in the win. Meg Guignon had 11 kills and 11 digs and Elena West added a team-best 34 assists.

MATCH TWO: Berry 3, Covenant 0

Covenant hung with regional power Berry throughout the match, but the host Vikings were too much for the Lady Scots and took a 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-22) victory.

Ginny Moore again led the way for Covenant with 11 kills and 12 digs, while Schuyler Moore had 27 assists and four digs. Seehorn continued her strong play for the weekend with nine kills and 12 digs to go with a pair of service aces. Corney added 11 digs on the defensive end.

Berry used a consistent attack throughout the contest. The Vikings accumulated 15 kills in the opening set to pull away from Covenant. In the second, Berry hit at a .316 clip with 15 kills as the hosts took a 25-16 victory to go ahead 2-0 in the match.

The third set went back-and-forth, but Berry used 16 kills to the frame to once again pull away and take the match victory with a 25-22 win.

Christina Goforth led the Vikings with 12 kills, while Jessica Gum had 10. Katie Truluck had a match-high 24 digs and Hannah Kate Thompson tallied 38 assists for Berry (3-0).


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