Lady Mocs Defeated by Cougars, 3-0
Heather Parman led the Lady Mocs with eight kills.
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team fell to the College of Charleston 3-0 (18-25, 16-25, 23-25) Saturday, but there were some positives to be taken out of the match. Playing better as the match went on the Lady Mocs hit .184 as a team including a .250 mark in the second set and .222 during the third frame against the number one blocking team in the Southern Conference

Freshman Heather Parman (Ooltewah, Tenn.) paced the Lady Mocs offense generating eight kills. She hit .294 with three errors, but was the highest the Ooltewah, Tenn., native hit since notching 21 kills against James Madison on the first weekend of the season.

"I thought that we served extremely tough today, which kind of took them out of their offense at times," said head coach Lisa Rhodes. "Heather [Parman] had a big game for us hitting consistently, very promising from a freshman. The third set we could have taken if one or two points went the other way."

Also posting eight kills was Chattanooga, Tenn., native sophomore Laura Brock, who also tied a match high with eight digs. Adding five kills was sophomore right side Stephanie Harville (Morristown, Tenn.) notching five kills, four digs and two blocks.

"It was a good sign for the future of the team especially seeing the youth step up on so many levels," said Rhodes. "We just need to start out every game like we finished today, but it is just something that we have to go through with all youth on the team."

Both middle blockers, sophomore Ellie Kuhn (San Antonio, Texas) and junior Courtney Barnes (Franklin, Tenn.) helped the offense with five kills apiece, while Kuhn blocked down three attacks and Barnes with one.

The Lady Mocs setting has been more consistent, since senior Cassie Connor took over the role last weekend providing that senior leadership for the young hitters on the squad. Today, she assisted on 24 kills and dug up five attacks.

Freshman Dakota Davis (Cleveland, Tenn.) started today at libero playing the first two sets for the Lady Mocs and recorded her first dig with the team after transferring from Austin Peay. Due to death in the family, freshman Paula Passmore (Merrit Island, Fla.) did not practice this week and sat out the first two sets, but made her presence felt with eight digs against the hard hitting Cougars in the final stanza.

Seeing her first action for Chattanooga, freshman Erica Cowart (Chattanooga, Tenn.) came in for three serves and played the back row during one rotation registering her first two collegiate digs.

The Lady Mocs are back in action Sunday against The Citadel at Maclellan Gym with the first serve at 2 p.m. Chattanooga continues a three-game homestand against Samford on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

  Col. of Charleston def. Chattanooga 25-18,25-16,25-23

  Col. of Charleston (9-10, 5-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Sarah Havel
  11-0-3; Whitney Russell 10-0-1; Ginny Phillips 8-0-2; Elyse Chubb
  7-3-2; Cole Dawley 6-4-1; Jennifer Darty 3-0-5; Totals 45-7-7.0.
  (Assists) - Cole Dawley 33. (Dig leaders) - Paige Johnson 8; Katie
  Robinson 7

  Chattanooga (10-9, 2-5) (Kills-aces-blocks) - PARMAN, Heather 8-1-0;
  BROCK, Laura 8-0-0; BARNES, Courtney 5-0-1; HARVILLE, Stephanie 5-1-2;
  KUHN, Ellie 5-0-3; SCOTT, Jessica 2-0-2; BEASLEY, Kirsten 2-0-0;
  Totals 35-2-4.0. (Assists) - CONNER, Cassie 24. (Dig leaders) -
  PASSMORE, Paula 8; BROCK, Laura 8

  Site: Chattanooga, Tenn. (Maclellan Gym)
  Date: Oct 17, 2009   Attend: 320   Time: 1:21   
  Referees: Tomas Laguer, Keith Webber

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