St. Andrews News
News Photo
Volleyball - Mon, Oct. 28, 2013 by Troy Baranik

Laurinburg, NC—The St. Andrews University volleyball team won their second match in three days on Monday as they ousted the Tennessee Wesleyan College Bulldogs in 4 sets at Harris Court.

The Lady Knights came out strong whipping TWC 25-13 in the first set before the Bulldogs came back to win 25-20 in set number 2. SAU would not waver, though, as they would finish off TWC 25-14 and 25-19 over the next two sets.

The Knights saw themselves trailing 11-8 early in the final set when Head Coach Holly Mandeville chose to take a timeout to get her troops together. They responded as sophomore setter Alexis Cordova promptly would win serve on her next 10 games as the team went on a 10-0 run to take an 18-11 lead before the streak ended. However, SAU would go on to win the set and break last year's win mark with win number 9 today, the most wins for volleyball at SAU since they had 12 in 2009!

Freshman outside hitter Tessa Smith led the team with 12 kills today on a 23.3 hitting percentage while also leading with 16 digs along with senior leader Kendelyn Wheaton and freshman stud Anne Patterson each having 9 kills apiece. Senior Ruka Akolade also played well as she came in to the match in the third and fourth sets and brought a lot of energy off the bench as she recorded 4 kills on 9 attempts for a 44.4 percentage.

Cordova also led with 28 assists and 3 service aces while Wheaton led with 4 solo blocks and a block assist, her best output of the year as she now has 60 blocks on the season.

The Lady Knights improve to 9-17 on the year and 5-12 in the conference and currently the #8 seed with just two weeks to play. TWC falls to 7-19 and 4-14.

SAU will next travel to Morris College (SC) (4-14) Tuesday for a 6:30 pm game.

 
photo
Upcoming Events
Thursday, Oct 23
Reserve Men's Soccer
St. Andrews at 4:00pm
Methodist University EST
Friday, Oct 24
Volleyball
Montreat College at 6:30pm
St. Andrews EST
JV Volleyball
Montreat JV at 4:30pm
St. Andrews EST
before varsity game
Saturday, Oct 25
Men's Cross Country
St. Andrews at  
SandShark Invitational
Women's Cross Country
St. Andrews at  
SandShark Invitational
Men's Soccer
Bob Jones University at 2:00pm
St. Andrews EST
Senior Day
Live Stats
Women's Soccer
Bob Jones University at 12:00pm
St. Andrews EST
Senior Day
Live Stats
Monday, Oct 27
Men's Golf
St. Andrews at  
St. Andrews Fall Invitational
Women's Golf
St. Andrews at  
St. Andrews Fall Invitational
Tuesday, Oct 28
Men's Golf
St. Andrews at  
St. Andrews Fall Invitational