PULASKI, Tenn. – After a decisive first set, the Owls volleyball team rallied together to comeback against Martin Methodist College in set two to remain in the game. The W put up a strong defensive effort with 69 digs and 10 block assists but it was not enough to defeat the Redhawks. The Owls fell 3-1 Friday evening in the Richard Curry Christian Life Center.
Junior setter Madison Lamon recorded her first double-double of the season with 17 digs and 10 assists. The Russellville, Ala. native played in all four sets and added three total attacks to the effort.
As a team, the Owls minimized errors with 23 attack errors to Martin Methodist 29 and three service errors to the Redhawks five.
In the first set, The W struggled to get the game going, allowing MMC to go on a 15-5 run. A kill by Abby Martin and a kill by Brooklyn Navarre, gave the Owls their seventh and eighth point but The W was unable to close to gap to drop the first set 25-8.
The Owls played much better in the second set and hung close to the Redhawks lead. With the set at 9-7, three consecutive attack errors by Martin Methodist gave The W their first lead of the day. The Redhawks regained the lead and the Owls trailed behind. With the score at 21-20 and MMC ahead by one, an attack error, a service error, and a kill by Navarre put The W back in the lead. A kill by Weir gave Owls the 25th point and the set.
In the third and fourth sets, The W was unable to stay ahead of the Martin Methodist to drop the sets 25-12 and 25-13 respectively.
"Tough losses tonight," said assistant coach Brooke Carter. "The girls rallied hard but just couldn't convert at times. We are continuing to elevate and grow our game each time we take the court."
The Owls will return to the court on Tuesday, Oct. 8 when they take on Mississippi College in Emma 'Ody' Pohl Gymnasium. The first serve is set for 6 p.m.
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