BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Backed by a near triple-double from Schuyler Moore, the Covenant volleyball team opened its season with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-9, 26-24) victory over Sewanee in the McAttack Bash, hosted by Birmingham Southern at Bill Battle Coliseum on Friday night.
Covenant (1-0) has won five consecutive season openers. Sewanee drops to 0-1 on the year.
Moore was all over the floor on the night as she collected 20 assists, 18 digs and seven kills to go along with six service aces. The senior is now just three assists shy of breaking the program's career assist record during the rally scoring era (since 2001).
Ginny Moore and Hannah Harris had six kills apiece, while Moore also tallied 15 digs. Chloe Storm had four kills and Hannah Stewart added 16 digs and seven assists. Covenant hit just .066 as a team, but had a 68-55 edge in total digs.
Both teams struggled with their attacks in the opening set, but Covenant was able to pull through for a 25-22 win. The Lady Scots scored the final three points of the set, aided by two Sewanee errors and a Jessica Seehorn kill, to win the frame. In the second, Covenant dominated as the Lady Scots scored the first 11 points, including four aces from Schuyler Moore, and would cruise to the set win and a 2-0 match lead.
In the third set Covenant looked poised to run away for the sweep as the Lady Scots took a 14-9 lead after a Harris kill and then 21-14 on a Storm ace. But Sewanee answered and would tie the score at 24. The Lady Scots earned the final two points for the win as Sewanee made another attack error, its 25th of the night, before Seehorn ended the match with an ace.
Destiny Stewart had eight kills and 11 digs for Sewanee. Peyton Parent led the way defensively with 21 digs.
Covenant will finish up the McAttack Bash on Saturday by facing Washington & Lee at 2 p.m., before playing host Birmingham Southern at 7 p.m.
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