Falcons Split Two On Saturday; Pick Up Their Second Win Of The Year

Photo courtesy of Sean Meyers
Photo courtesy of Sean Meyers

Quentin M. Reed – Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Bri Weber and Erin Errington propelled the Pfeiffer Falcons (2-15) women's volleyball team to their second win of the season as they cruised past the Mary Baldwin Fighting Squirrels (0-24) in three sets in the first half of Saturday's quad match. Weber and Errington led the Falcons in match one with nine kills apiece as both players hit an outstanding .500 and .368 respectively.

Against the Squirrels in set one saw both teams remain close with a score of 9-7 but Pfeiffer took control, winning the next 11 of 14 points to push the lead out to a 20-10 lead. Madison Kuehl, Lea Hilton, and Weber all connected on kills, but between setter Katie Anne Wilson and Sam Smith, the two connected on two more. The Fighting Squirrels had no answer as Pfeiffer cruised on to a 25-18 set one win.

Again in set two, both teams played it close, but this time the Falcons had to come from behind as Mary Baldwin went ahead 13-12. That was the last time the Falcons had to play from behind because Errington, Kuehl and Sam Smith added three consecutive points off kills to move on and win the set and the match.

Abby Kaufhold and Wilson teamed up for 25 assists in the match. Emma Gray Beacham and Errington dug nine balls apiece.

In match two of the day versus the Greensboro Pride (11-10), the Falcons came out with some renewed vigor. Both teams weren't sharp as they both hit less than .100. Pfeiffer capitalized on Greensboro's heavy legs as they played Meredith early in the day to a tough match.

Pfeiffer came from five points back at 21-16 to tie the score as Wilson fueled the rally with two service aces. The Falcons were unable to sustain the momentum as they gave up the next three points to the Pride. After a timeout, the Falcons regrouped to score three consecutive of their own with one coming on Errington's team-high 11 kills but again Greensboro scored two consecutive to win the set 26-24.

Greensboro went on to win the final two sets 25-17, 25-16 as Emily Horn added a match-high 12 kills and team-high 15 digs.

For the Falcons, Beacham had a good game as started at libero and dug 16 balls.

Pfeiffer returns to play on Wednesday, October 18th as they travel to Methodist. First, serve is set for 7 p.m.