Lady Braves Rally For Comeback Victory

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The UNCP women's volleyball team rebounded from a two-set deficit to defeat the Armstrong Atlantic Pirates on their home floor Saturday. The Lady Braves (11-5, 3-3 PBC) dropped the first two sets by scores 18-25 and 21-25 before rebounding to win the final three sets by scores 25-20, 25-10, and 15-10.

The Pirates (8-9, 2-5 PBC) were picked to finish second in the conference prior to the season by the league coaches, while the Lady Braves were picked to finish eighth in the same poll.

UNCP used nine service aces and a combined 36 kills from Allie Schneider, Tiara Anderson and Rachel Young to fuel the conference victory.  Schneider led the squad with 15 kills on a .290 hitting percentage, while Anderson and Young finished with 11 and 10, respectively. Young finished her weekend with two-straight matches with hitting percentages over .400.

Heather Bolwerk recorded 38 assists and 11 digs to finish with a double-double, her fourth match of the season with 34-plus assists and ten-plus digs , and Marissa Baker led the defense in digs with 18.

UNCP will return to action on Tuesday, October 5, when they travel to Salisbury, N.C. to for a matchup with intrastate rival Catawba. The match is schedule d for a start at 7:00 p.m.