MISENHIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer women's volleyball team (8-23, 5-13 CC) wrapped up its regular season with a tough 3-2 loss at home to Limestone (12-15, 10-8 CC) on Saturday afternoon. With a win, the Falcons would have clinched the No. 8 seed in the conference tournament next week. However, the loss drops them to a tie with North Greenville, who advances because they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over Pfeiffer.
Brianna Jones had a career match for the Falcons, slamming home 26 of the team's 66 kills on the evening. The sophomore posted a .210 hitting percentage and shattered her previous career high of 16. Kelsey Blauser added 13 kills for Pfeiffer as they hosted their "Dig Pink" event for cancer awareness.
Regan Youngs paced the visitors with 12 kills, while Erin Courtenay added 10.
Pfeiffer came out of the gates determined, and took the first set 25-20 as Jones recorded five kills. Limestone would rally to take the second set 25-19, and won a hard-fought third set, 26-24. Pfeiffer recovered and won the fourth set 25-21, setting the stage for the fifth set.
Limestone scored seven of the first eight points of the fifth set and never looked back, winning 15-10. Limestone didn't record an attack error in the final frame and hit .400 as a team.
For the match, Haley Denny was all over the court defensively, recording 25 digs. Emily Wall and Nicole Mueller served a combined seven aces and Lauren Carman had 25 assists. Blauser led the team with four total blocks.
The loss ends the season for Pfeiffer and first year head coach Paul Lawson. However, with sophomore Jones' big season along with the return of 10 top contributors mean the future is bright for the program.