Morgan Leads UNCP To 3-1 Victory Over FSU
PEMBROKE – The UNCP women's volleyball squad, coming off their first set of consecutive losses of the season, rebounded nicely on Monday with a 3-1 victory over visiting Fayetteville State at the English E. Jones Center in Pembroke. Game scores were 25-15, 22-25, 25-14 and 25-9.
The Lady Braves (19-10, 5-6 PBC) registered 50 kills on the night as a team behind a staggering .296 attack percentage, including a blistering .778 in the fourth and final set. UNCP was also able to register 13 service aces on the night against the Lady Broncos (13-6, 13-4 CIAA) and never recorded a sideout percentage below .53, including a mark of .89 in the fourth set.
Rebecca Morgan added to her team-leading kill total with 19 in the matchup on 33 attacks with just two errors, giving her a staggering .515 attack percentage on the night. The talented junior added five service aces with no errors as well as six digs on the defensive end.
"Becca had an outstanding match, and I'm glad to see she's over the flu. I'm also glad to see that our offense is back on track after stumbling lately and I think we played with more energy tonight," said UNCP head coach Jeff Billington.
"We showed some resiliency in fighting back tonight from a loss on Saturday."
Fellow junior Tiara Anderson added 10 kills on 21 attacks, also with just two errors, to finish her night with a .381 attack percentage to go along with three digs and one block assist. Anderson and Morgan own nine of the top ten kill outputs by UNCP this season, as well as nine of the top ten hitting percentages by an individual in matches they have recorded at least 12 kills.
Heather Bolwerk led the team with 29 assists and just missed out on her seventh double double of the season after recording nine digs on defense. Sophomore Morgan Ridge added 15 assists and three digs in the victory.
UNCP will be back in action on Wednesday when they take the short trip south to Florence, S.C. for a Peach Belt Conference tilt with Francis Marion at 7:00 p.m.