JACKSON, Miss. –The Owls may not have scored the most points versus Agnes Scott but any spectator could see that there has been a change in The W women's volleyball team. Compared to yesterday's matches, the Owls stats were much improved and shows that they have finally found their rhythm.
Against the Scotties, the Owls went 0-3 (14-25, 14-25, 16-25) but tallied 13 kills on 73 total attacks, five server aces, 28 digs, and 8 total blocks (four solo and eight assists) for 26.0 points.
Tori Weir, freshman middle blocker, landed 16 total attacks with four kills. The Columbus, Miss. native also led the Owls in blocks with two solo blocks and four block assists.
Defensively, several Owls stepped up in their roles to help hold off the Agnes Scott offense. Sadie Mitchell and Madison Lamon led The W in digs with five each and Sarah Hampton, Megan Parks, and Bailee Essary came in second with four a piece.
In the second game of the day, the Owls took on Rhodes College. The team struggled in the last match falling 0-3 (11-25, 8-25, 9-25). Against the Lynx, the W recorded six kills on 67 total attacks, three server aces, 22 digs, and three total blocks.
Weir again led the Owls offense with 13 total attacks for four kills and one block solo and one bloxk assist.
Defensively, Loren Schmitt and Haley Murphey led the team with five digs each.
The Owls will be back in action when they return to Jackson, Miss. next weekend to participate in the Belhaven University Volleyball Tournament Sept. 8 – 9.