GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore setter Lisa Falwell dished out a match-high 47 assists and sophomore outside hitter Branagan Fuller and junior middle blocker Kaitlyn Nortz combined for 27 kills to lead UNC Greensboro (17-14, 10-7) to a 3-0 victory over Chattanooga, (17-13, 12-5) in a Southern Conference volleyball match Saturday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C. The Spartans defeated the Lady Mocs 35-33, 30-26 and 30-28 to collect only their second victory in 23 meetings with
Game 1 set the tone for the entire match as the two teams battled from the very beginning with UNC Greensboro claiming a 13-10 lead before the Lady Mocs rallied for a 19-16 advantage of their own. With the score tied at 19-19, UTC scored seven of the next eleven points to reclaim the lead, 26-23, only to see the Spartans rally with a 5-1 run to go ahead 28-27.
The second game was another battle as the Spartans pulled ahead 5-2 and
Game 3 was hotly contested with the Lady Mocs looking for a comeback and UNC Greensboro looking to close out an improbable victory. Trailing 5-3, the Spartans mounted a mini-run of 5-0 to pull ahead 8-5. This was only a precursor, however, as UNCG had a more impressive run in their bones with the score at 9-7. At that point they railed off nine straight points as part of a larger 10-1 run to take a commanding 19-8 lead.
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In addition to Fawell’s assists, the Spartans also got a match-high tying 14 kills and nine blocks from Nortz and 13 kills and 15 digs from Fuller. Senior outside hitter Katherine Hart rounded out the offensive attack while sophomore libero Catherine Hanners led the defense with a match-high tying 19 digs. She was joined by Fawell with 13 digs and senior outside hitter Lauren Keiser with 10 digs and six blocks.
Engel led the way for the Lady Mocs as she posted a match-high tying 14 kills to go along with 10 digs and three service aces while junior libero Lara Newberry (
Freshman setter Bailee Chastain (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) posted 38 assists while senior middle blocker Leslee Ball (Sycamore, Ill.) added eight kills and nine digs and senior middle blocker Sarah Bass (Baton Rouge, La.) finished with eight kills. Freshman outside hitter Aurore Kullak (
The Lady Mocs will wrap up the regular season on Sunday when they face Elon at 1 p.m.
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