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Volleyball - Tue, Sep. 12, 2017 by Troy Baranik

RALEIGH, NC - The St. Andrews University women's volleyball team rolled past Div. III foe Meredith College in 3 relatively easy sets on the road Tuesday evening. SAU won 25-11, 25-23, and 25-18.

SAU 3, Meredith 0

SAU came out strong hitting .375 on 11 kills and only 2 errors in the first set while Meredith had 10 errors to fall 25-11. A competitive second set went back and forth before the Knights pulled away at 20-15 only to see the Angels rally to make it 24-23. SAU then held them off on 11 kills hitting .129 to squeak out a 25-23 game two win. The Knights then ran out to a 20-9 lead in game three and held off the Angels to win 25-18 as Meredith (1-8) made 14 errors.

Senior outside hitter Tessa Smith (SR/Jacksonville, FL), led the team with 8 kills and 9 digs, two assists, and an ace while hitting .273 while senior middle blocker Kiah Cheatham (SR/Kalamazoo, MI) hit .286 with 5 kills, one error and two blocks. Senior RS Andrea Navarro (SR/Salinas, CA) also added 5 kills on 8 attacks and led by hitting .500 with one block.

Freshman RS Autumn Baker (FR/Fayetteville, NC) and senior MB Lindsey Wagner (SR/Austin, TX) also combined for four kills while junior RS Destiney O'Kane (JR/El Paso, TX) and freshman MB Kylie Winchell (FR/Morehead City, NC) combined for 6 blocks.

Sophomore setter Brooke Thomas (SO/Brunswick, GA) led the team in assists with 11 while fellow setter Shalia Powell (SO/Dayton, NV) also added 10 digs with 8 assists and 3 kills. Freshman DS/libero Karina Lozada (FR/Bayamon, Puerto Rico) had 10 digs two assists, and two aces.

St. Andrews (4-3) will next return home on Wednesday to host Div. II Shaw University (6-2) at 6:30 PM.

*Stevan Hernandez photography

 
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