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Volleyball Opens USA South Tournament on Tuesday

Scots Win!
Nina Grauley/ Sports Information

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant volleyball team travels to Montgomery, Ala., as the No. 3 West seed to take on the No. 6 West seed Piedmont on Tuesday at 5 p.m. CST/6 p.m. EST.

The winner will go on to take the No. 2 West seeded Huntingdon at 7:30 p.m. central (8:30 p.m. eastern).

DAILY ADMISSION

  • Student/Senior/Faculty/Staff/Children: $3
  • Adult: $6

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USA SOUTH TOURNAMENT INFO

TOURNAMENT NOTES

  • Covenant comes into the contest 10-17 overall but finished 9-5 in USA South play. The Scots defeated Piedmont twice, both in four sets.
  • Piedmont comes in as the No. 6 seed in the West and 10-18 overall, and 6-8 in the USA South. The Lions came runner-up in the tournament last year, defeating Covenant in the quarterfinals on Lookout Mountain, before falling to Meredith in the championship game.
  • Freshman Jess Chesrown earned USA South Rookie of the Week honors on Monday. Chesrown had a career-high 15 kills in a four-set win over Piedmont on Saturday and finished the week averaging 3.03 kills and 1.60 blocks per set.
  • Covenant has been a much more efficient attacking team against USA South foes. The Scots hit .174 with 11.00 kills per set against the conference, while producing 1.39 blocks per set.  
  • The Scots went 2-0 against Piedmont in the regular season and went 0-2 against Huntingdon. 
  • Huntingdon garnered the No. 2 West seed after going 22-14 overall and 11-3 in the USA South this season.
  • Covenant has won two USA South Tournament championships coming in 2015 and 2017. The Scots are 9-4 in the tournament all-time.

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