Montreat vs. Truett McConnell BOX SCORE
Montreat vs. Reinhardt BOX SCORE
Montreat, NC - The Montreat College volleyball team dropped a pair of closely contested matches at home over the weekend. On Friday, the Cavaliers hosted Truett-McConnell and got off to a great start with a 25-23 set victory. The Cavaliers were unable to maintain the momentum and Truett-McConnell won the next three sets (25-15, 25-21, 29-27) to earn the victory.
Emily Howard (JR/Olin, NC) led the Cavaliers with 15 kills while Anyla Kryeziu (SO/Prishtina, Kosovo) added 12 kills. Sara Rawls (JR/Brantford, Ontario) was solid on defense, coming through with 17 digs and Miranda Walker (JR/Anthem, AZ) added 12 digs of her own. Abby Graham (SO/Chattanooga, TN) had a standout effort, distributing 43 assists for the match.
On Saturday, the Cavaliers hosted Reinhardt University and battled to a tough five-set loss. Anyla Kryeziu led Montreat with 16 kills while Emily Howard and Daylee Brooms (FR/Robbinsville, NC) added 10 kills apiece. Kendra Johnson (SO/Ararat, NC) had 18 digs on the match and Abby Graham had 43 assists for the Cavaliers.
Montreat returns to action on Tuesday, October 27 against Union College. Match time is set for 6:30pm.
Montreat vs Point BOX SCORE
Montreat vs Kentucky Christian BOX SCORE
Montreat, NC - The Montreat College volleyball team took the lessons learned over the past few weeks of grueling play and put them into action on Saturday, coming through with two crucial victories.
In the morning match against Appalachian Athletic Conference foe Point University, the Cavaliers found themselves in a back-and-forth battle that began with the visitors taking the first set 25-18. The Cavaliers settled down and reversed the momentum in the second set, scoring a 25-18 set win of their own. Point bounced back to take the third set 25-16 and, facing a 2-1 deficit, Montreat got hot and rolled to a 25-16 win in set four, forcing a decisive frame. In the fifth set, the Cavaliers used a late string of scores to pull away for a 15-8 win and the match victory.
Anyla Kryeziu (SO/Prishtina, Kosovo) had another strong performance for the Cavaliers, leading all players with 19 kills while adding 10 digs. Abby Graham (SO/Chattanooga, TN) was stellar throughout the match, delivering 38 assists while Sara Rawls (JR/Brantford, Ontario) led the way with 22 digs. Miranda Walker (JR/Anthem, AZ) contributed 18 digs of her own in the win.
In the afternoon match, it was the Cavaliers who got going early and they rolled to a 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 straight set victory over Kentucky Christian. Anyla Kryeziu again led all players with 14 kills while Emily Howard (JR/Olin, N.C.) added 10 kills to go along with a .429 hitting percentage. Abby Graham accounted for 34 assists and Sara Rawls added 12 digs for the victorious Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers will look to build on their winning streak when return to action on Friday, October 23 at home against Truett-McConnell in a battle of AAC opponents. Match time is set for 6:30pm.
Montreat, NC - The Montreat College volleyball team hosted Appalachian Athletic Conference opponent Columbia College on Thursday night in McAlister Gymnasium. After winning a tightly contested first set, the Koalas surged ahead to sweep the Cavaliers 3-0.
Sarah Whipple (SO/Oviedo, FL) had a strong effort for the Cavaliers, coming through with a team high 10 kills and a .526 hitting percentage bolstered by no hitting errors. Abby Graham (SO/Chattanooga, TN) had a team-high 29 assists to go along with 6 digs. Sara Rawls (JR/Brantford, Ontario) added 10 digs and Hitomi Fujikura (JR/Irvine, CA) added 7 digs of her own.
The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday as they host AAC foe Point University at 11am and Kentucky Christian at 3pm in McAlister Gymnasium.