Volleyball Completes Sweep of Sewanee Invitational

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee volleyball team completed the weekend at the Sewanee Invitational with straight-set victories over the Mississippi University for Women and Agnes Scott, Saturday inside Juhan Gymnasium.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score, Match 1: Sewanee 3, MUW (3-8) 0 (25-8, 25-19, 25-14)
Final Score, Match 2: Sewanee (8-3) 3, Agnes Scott (0-6) 0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-15)
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HOW IT HAPPENED, MUW
-Sewanee cruised to a 25-8 opening set victory in the morning match. Posting a .316 attack percentage (9-3-19), the defense allowed 10 attack errors from the MUW front row.

-In the second set, the Tigers made it a 25-19 set victory despite a tie at eight points apiece.

-Sewanee swept the match in the third thanks to a 6-1 start en route to a 19-9 lead. The Tigers claimed victory, 25-14.

-For the match, the Tigers allowed the Owls to a -.074 attack percentage (16-23-94).

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Macy Gardella had seven kills to lead Sewanee, while Gray Shiverick had six kills.

-Constance Connolly had 25 assists and nine digs, while Anna Ball added 11 digs.

MUW KEY STATISTICS
-Haley McMurphey led the Owls with eight digs and five kills.

-Mary Grace Prine and Sadie Mitchell had 11 and 10 digs, respectively.

HOW IT HAPPENED, AGNES SCOTT
-In the last match of the tournament, Sewanee had 32 kills to Agnes Scott's 20 in the sweep of the Scotties.

-The Tigers allowed the visitors to a .000 attack percentage or lower in two of the three sets.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Olivia Nichols led Sewanee with eight kills for the end of the event and added four service aces.

-Lilly Reilly had six kills, while Constance Connolly had 11 assists and four aces.

AGNES SCOTT KEY STATISTICS
-Musumaulai Galoia led the Scotties with seven kills, while Caroline Irving recorded six digs.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Sewanee - Lilly Reilly (MVP), Constance Connolly, Destiny Stewart
Centre - Meredith Phillips
LaGrange - Kirsten Boyd
MUW - Tori Weir
Agnes Scott - Caroline Irving

UP NEXT
Sewanee will now step into conference play next weekend with trips to Hendrix and Rhodes.

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