November 05, 2010
For immediate release:
Huntingdon College Tops LaGrange in GSAC Semifinals
The Huntingdon College volleyball team
advanced to the Great South Athletic Conference Championship on
Saturday after defeating LaGrange College in a semifinal match Friday
evening on the campus of Agnes Scott College. The Hawks raised their
overall record to 17-18 following a 3-1 victory (25-13, 25-16,
19-25, 25-19) over the Panthers who fell to 7-23.
the No. 1 seed in the Championships, concluded the evening hitting
16.7 percent (47-23—144) while No. 5 seed LaGrange checked in with
an effort of .078 percent (35-24—141). Huntingdon held a 73-63
edge in digs and a slim 5-4 margin in total blocks.
will meet No. 3 seed Piedmont in the championship contest starting at
1:00 p.m. EDT. The winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA
Division III Tournament.
breezed through the first two sets, racking up a total of 28 kills to
LaGrange’s 12, but the Panthers of LC bounced back in the third
game, hitting 26.5 percent while holding the Hawks to zero percent en
route to cutting the match deficit to 2-1. In the fourth set, the
score stood tied at 19-19 before Huntingdon closed out the match with
six unanswered points.
Freshman Kelly Kahumoku and Clare
Shannon tied for the Huntingdon lead with 11 kills apiece. Freshmen
Abby Brown and Melony Motley each picked up nine terminations with
Brown hitting 43.8 percent (9-2—16), and registering four block
assists, while Motley posted a 35.0 hitting percentage (9-2—20).
Senior Krissie Jones was one of three Hawks to finish in double
figures with 19 digs.
The loss negated a strong effort by
LaGrange’s Katie Covington who topped all players with 17 kills.
Freshman Kayley LaFontaine totaled 11 kills in the effort while
junior Crystal Colvin led the Panthers with 18 digs.
Tony Ciccone, Agnes Scott College - Sports Information Director
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
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