CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.-The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team improved to 6-6 on the season Tuesday night with a 3-0 win over Alabama State. The three-set sweep of the Hornets is UTC's fifth straight home win and keeps its 2012 Maclellan Gym record unblemished.
Freshman outside hitter Briana Reid (Houston, Texas) was Chattanooga's offensive driving force. The Houston, Texas native led the Mocs with 10 kills on 26 attacks for a .308 attacking percentage. Fellow freshman Lauren Gainer (Boca Raton, Fla.) followed up with eight kills, while classmate Julimar Alvarado (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) tallied six.
Junior setter Bridget Camacho (Cumming, Ga.) collected a team-high 33 assists while also adding three kills in four attempts. Paula Passmore (Merritt Island, Fla.) was the Mocs leader in digs with 18, while sophomore defensive specialist Melissa Green (Boca Raton, Fla.) had 14.
"To follow up a great win over North Carolina Central with another 3-0 win tonight feels great," head coach Travis Filar said. "We were very disciplined and I thought our pressure from the service line was great. We did a really good job of keeping our intensity level high."
The Mocs took the first set of the match 25-16, allowing Alabama State to score back-to-back points only four times. The Hornets took the first point of the game, but Chattanooga put together a 9-3 run to jump on top. UTC never looked back and cruised into the second set.
Chattanooga held ASU to just 13 points in the second frame, the lowest scoring total on the night, in a 25-13 victory. The Mocs capitalized on nine errors by the Hornets in the game while UTC committed only nine errors the entire match. The longest run ASU was able to piece together in the set was a 2-0 advantage before Chattanooga ran away with the convincing win going into the intermission.
The third set mirrored the first while Alabama State was much tougher on offense at times in the last go-around. At the 22-10 mark, the Hornets scored five straight points on the serve from Chelsey Scott, but a service error gave Chattanooga possession late in the match. Senior Christina Teter (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) finished off ASU with a service ace on match point.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 0-12 on the season, and the Mocs improve to 2-0 all-time against Alabama State with the win.
The Mocs hit the road for their last tournament of the season Friday as they compete in the Indiana Hoosier Classic in Bloomington, Ind. Chattanooga squares off against Miami (Ohio), Indiana and Valparaiso over the weekend before opening Southern Conference play the following weekend at home against Appalachian State.