Volleyball Defeats Agnes Scott in Three

Tori Weir coming up for a block versus Talladega; Photo Credit: Owls Communication
Tori Weir coming up for a block versus Talladega; Photo Credit: Owls Communication

SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Owls volleyball team improves to 3-6 on the season with a 3-0 victory over Agnes Scott College in the opening game of the Sewanee Volleyball Invitational. The W gave an excellent performance to take down the Scotties 25-15, 25-15, 25-12.

Junior middle blocker Tori Weir was strong in front of the net to lead the Owls offense. The Columbus, Miss. native swung for 16 total attacks for seven kills with just two errors. She also collected three digs and three block assists.

As a setter, senior Mary Grace Prine stepped up for a match-high 13 assists. The Hattiesburg, Miss. native also contributed one service ace and four digs.

Leading the Owls defense, junior libero Sadie Mitchell collected eight digs. She also recorded seven assists and three service ace.

Tying Mitchell in service aces, Courtney Poole and Brooklyn Navarre also collected three for the match-high.

"Today was a successful day across the board," stated head coach Roxanne Hernandez. "Our serve receive was not exactly as it's been but we made up for it with our attacking. Offensive efforts were the best they've been thus far and we did a great job serving. Tomorrow is going to be a more mentally and physically challenging day for us and we are looking forward to the opportunity to pick up two more road wins."

The Owls will continue their effort tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 14 when they take on Lagrange College and Sewanee: The University of the South in day two of the invitational. The first match against Sewanee is set for 9 a.m.

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