Weir Leads Owls Offense in 3-0 Loss Versus Huntingdon

Junior middle blocker Tori Weir serves in the match against Central Baptist; Photo Credit: Owls Communication
Junior middle blocker Tori Weir serves in the match against Central Baptist; Photo Credit: Owls Communication

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls volleyball team was able to rally back after being in tight spots but it did not allow them to secure a victory over Huntingdon College Tuesday nights. The Hawks subdued the Owls 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-22) during The W's annual Dig Pink Night.

Statistically, the Owls hung close with Huntingdon, putting up 101 total attacks to the Hawks 100. Unfortunately, HC was able to convert more attacks into kills 38-24. Both teams tallied seven service aces but The W committed more errors 9-5.

On the defensive side of the ball, Huntingdon out dug the Owls 56-43, tied them in block assists, and put up two more block solos.

Leading the Owls offense, Tori Weir swung for 18 total attacks and landed eight for kills. She also put up three block assists. Trailing Weir, Iyana Canada put up 11 attacks for five kills. 

Aiding the offensive effort, senior setter Mary Grace Prine recorded 11 assists and four service aces.

Defensively, junior defensive specialist Courtney Poole recorded a team-high 11 digs.

"We fought hard tonight but just hand too many ups and downs during the game," said assistant coach Brooke Carter. "I was proud to see our middles come alive as both hit over .300. they have been working hard in practice getting in off transition and it showed tonight. Even though we have few practices and games remaining, I see our team continuing to grow every time we touch the floor.

The Owls will be back in action on Thursday, Oct. 17 when the host Sewanee: The University of the South during senior night. The first serve of the doubleheader is set for 4 p.m.