Women's Volleyball Falls to King University in Conference Play
September 21, 2013
by Paul Horner
BRISTOL, TN - The Pfeiffer University women's volleyball team (2-8, 1-1 Conference Carolinas) dropped a 3-0 decision Saturday afternoon to an impressive King University squad. The final score however, is little indication of how close the match actually was. King University (9-3, 2-0) currently sits atop the Conference Carolinas women's volleyball standings and took advantage of a Lady Falcon squad playing their second conference match in just over 12 hours. Pfeiffer is nearing the end of a 12 game road swing to open the 2013 season and has yet to play in front of their home crowd this year.
Game one of the match started out fairly even, with both teams trading points behind a solid offensive performance by the Lady Falcons. The game began to turn in favor of the Tornadoes following a series of Pfeiffer attack errors, but the Lady Falcons refused to go quietly. Senior Milana Mervosh kept Pfeiffer in game one following back-to-back kills which brought the Lady Falcons within five points of King University's lead. The effort fell short however, and King University took game one 25-14.
Games two and three were the closest of the match with final scores of 25-23 and 25-21 respectively. The second game of the match was about as close it gets, boasting eight ties and four lead changes from start to finish. Neither team led by more than two points in game two. Despite an amazing offensive effort by Brianna Jones who tallied five of her seven total match kills in game two, the Lady Falcons eventually succumbed to the Tornadoes.
Pfeiffer was led in the kill column by Mervosh who put up eight kills for the match. Mervosh has now led Pfeiffer in kills for six straight games, and has compiled 75 kills on the season which amounts to almost 25% of the Lady Falcons' total team kills. On the defensive side of the ball Pfeiffer was led by freshman Haley Denny for the third straight match. Daley finished the match with 14 digs.
The Lady Falcons have three days to rest before they return to action on September 24th when they take on non-conference foe Lenoir-Rhyne at 7 p.m.