Junior generated a match-high 12 kills.
Chattanooga (5-19, 3-6 SoCon)
Davidson (13-9, 3-6 SoCon)
DAVIDSON, N.C. - The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team fell to Davidson in straight sets on Saturday afternoon at Belk Arena, 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-21). Junior middle blocker Christina Teter (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) notched a match-high 12 kills during the contests.
"We lacked a lot of focus today because we were unable to
make adjustments based on reading and realizing the intentions of our opponent,"
said head coach Travis Filar. "Davidson had a really good gameplan, knew our
weaknesses and exploited them. It was also very apparent that we did not have as much fight with our defense today.
"We have to learn that at some point our opponent across the net is going to fight back. Nobody is just going to lay over and let you win. We came on really solidly and played well and confidently in building an 11-6 lead. Then, we let a solid server go back and rattle off 12 points in a row to change the momentum of the first set."
Running the Mocs offense was sophomore setter Bridget Camacho (Cumming, Ga.) with 31 assists. She additionally added two aces from the service line, while sophomores Tess Kosycarz (Temecula, Calif.) and Jennifer Kuroski (Acworth, Ga.) each had one.
Registering seven kills during the afternoon was sophomore middle blocker Aneisha Christie (Alpharetta, Ga.). Junior outsides Heather Parman (Ooltewah, Tenn.) and Kuroski each added six kills for the Mocs.
Defensively, Chattanooga was paced by freshman libero Melissa Green (Boca Raton, Fla.), who registered 10 digs. Camacho contributed six digs, while Parman had five and junior Meagan Ernd (Munster, Ind.) added four.
"We definitely had to serve better," said Filar. "To have nine service errors really hurt. We had to have a better serving game, because they had two effective middles, who each hit over .700. We knew that we had to neutralized one middle and one outside, and all four of those players had a really good match."
Leading the offense and defense for Davidson was Caroline Brwon with 11 kills and a match-high 13 digs. Setter Ariel Ley recorded a match-high with 36 assists, while Christine Perzinski tallied 10 kills.
The Mocs started out strong as they used an 8-1 run to take an 11-5 advantage in the first set. Davidson rode a 12-point rally to take command of the frame 17-11 and went on to take the set, 25-16.
In the second set, the teams battled back and forth through the first 30 points with the frame knotted up at 15-all. The Wildcats used a 10-4 run to close out the set, 25-19, and take a 2-0 lead.
Coming out of the intermission with momentum was Davidson, who took an early 6-1 lead before the Mocs battled back to within three at 8-5,on a kill by Kuroski. That was as close the Mocs would get until late in the set at 24-21 before Madison Benedict ended the match with a kill. Chattanooga used three kills from Teter and another by Parman to come within three towards the end of the set.
Chattanooga plays at Georgia Southern on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Fans can follow the action with live stats along with free audio and subscription video on MocsVision with links available on the volleyball schedule page.