The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team (8-12, 2-3 SoCon) dropped three sets (25-17, 25-17, 25-19) in Elon, N.C., to the Phoenix (9-11, 2-3 SoCon) Friday night, tying the two teams for fourth place in the Southern Conference North standings.
Sophomore Kasey Talley (Boiling Springs, S.C.) led the Mocs offensive attack with 10 kills and a .348 hitting percentage. Junior Bridget Camacho (Cumming, Ga.) collected 30 of UTC's 37 assists and 10 digs. Paula Passmore (Merritt Island, Fla.) also registered double-digits with 12 digs.
Chattanooga was held to a .200 hitting percentage in the first set while Elon hit .378 against the Mocs. A Camacho kill gave UTC a 6-5 lead early in the match, but five straight points from the Phoenix buried Chattanooga and forced head coach Travis Filar to call a timeout. Talley earned a kill on the next volley and UTC tacked on two more points to pull within one, but Elon pulled away again and didn't surrender the lead.
The Mocs jumped on Elon in the second frame with two quick points, but UTC fell behind with the Phoenix answering with a 10-3 run to take the lead. Chattanooga scored back-to-back points to pull the stanza within eight points, but the eight point lead would be enough for the Elon victory and an identical 25-17 score as the first game.
The Phoenix claimed the match with a 25-19 win in the third set. Elon registered a match-high .542 hitting percentage and committed just one error in the set, while the Mocs were guilty of six errors. Chattanooga pieced together a four-point run to tie the set up at 13, but another streak of Elon attacks sealed the set and match.
The Mocs wrap up the road trip with a stop in Greensboro, S.C., to take on the Spartans Saturday night at 6 p.m. Live stats and video are provided by UNCG and can be accessed by the links above and the Mocs' schedule page.