Seniors Lead Volleyball to 3-0 Sweep of Davidson
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Moriah Bellissimo tallied 15 kills and eight digs to lead Georgia Southern to a 3-0 (27-25, 25-13, 25-18) Southern Conference volleyball victory over Davidson Monday night in Belk Arena.
Meredith Paskert collected 13 kills, seven digs and four service aces for the Eagles (14-6, 5-1 SoCon), and Kate Van Dyke posted 39 assists, six kills, five digs and three aces. Georgia Southern had 10 service aces as a team.
"Our seniors did a great job of stepping up their games after a slow start and provided leadership down the stretch," said Georgia Southern coach Chad Callihan. "It was a good road win, and those are tough to come by."
Caroline Brown led the Wildcats (7-9, 3-2 SoCon) with 14 kills and 12 digs, and Tindall Sewell had eight kills and four blocks.
The Wildcats overcame a five-point deficit in the first set, but with the score tied 25-25, Nicole Jeschelnik got a kill for the Eagles, and Van Dyke finished it off with a kill as GSU took a 1-0 lead in the match.
After Bellissimo gave the Eagles a 3-2, second-set lead with a kill, Paskert sparked a three-point Eagle run with an ace. Brown got a kill before Alexandra Beecher served three points as the Eagles opened a 9-3 advantage. Georgia Southern pushed the margin to 20-12 on a Kayla Henderson kill, and Bellissimo served four straight points. Sewell got a block for the Wildcats, but Bellissimo put the set away with a kill.
Davidson scored the first point of the third set, but Crysten Curry got a sideout with a kill and Paskert served for eight straight points, including two aces, to give the Eagles a seven-point cushion. The Wildcats trimmed the margin to 8-6, but Bellissimo got three consecutive kills to push the margin back to five. The Wildcats never trailed by less than three points for the rest of the way.
GSU returns home for a pair of matches next weekend as the Eagles host UNCG Saturday at 1 p.m. and Elon Sunday at 2 p.m.
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- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Monday, 08 October 2012 20:19