JEFFERSON CITY, TN – Carson-Newman University's freshman outside hitter Emily Harnischfeger compiled 13 kills, five digs, and one block to lead the Eagles to a 3-0 non-conference win (27-25, 25-18, 25-21) over Francis Marion University, Saturday evening (Sept. 30) in women's volleyball action.
The Patriots complete their trip to the Volunteer State with a split and now stand 5-9 on the season, while Carson-Newman improves to 7-6.
The next match for FMU will be on Tuesday against Peach Belt Conference member UNC Pembroke at 7 p.m. in the Smith University Center.
Sophomore libero Natalie Vaughn compiled eight digs in the match, while freshman setter Tori Carpenter dug up five balls and had 18 assists. Freshman Courtney Abdur-Rahim recorded a team high 10 digs.
Eagle sophomore Morgan Ballard had a match high 22 digs, while freshman Elena Vasquez collected 18 assists.
The Patriots held the lead in the opening set with a couple of ties mixed in, but Carson-Newman rallied from a 25-24 deficit to win three consecutive points and claim the set 27-25.
The Eagles broke a 12-12 deadlock and finished the second set on a 13-6 run to take a 2-0 sets lead. Carson-Newman then finished off the match with a kill by junior Natalie Harris in the final set.
Carson-Newman def. Francis Marion Univ. 27-25,25-18,25-21
Francis Marion Univ. (5-9) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Lenee' Blot 10-4-2;
Erika Hartings 5-0-2; Kayla Arthur 4-1-1; Shelbi Meek 2-0-0; Veronica
Lane 1-0-1; Natalie Ferrell 0-1-0; Cortney Bowen 0-0-3; Tori Carpenter
0-0-2; Totals 22-6-7.0. (Assists) - Tori Carpenter 18. (Dig leaders) -
Courtney Abdur-Rahim 10; Natalie Vaughn 8
Carson-Newman (7-6) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Emily Harnischfeger 13-1-1;
Marnie Streeter 11-1-0; Erin Edwards 6-0-2; Alex Biro 5-0-3; Natalie
Harris 5-0-0; Lindsay De Vore 2-0-0; Elena Vasquez 0-1-0; Totals
42-3-4.0. (Assists) - Elena Vasquez 18; Madison Rademacher 14. (Dig
leaders) - Morgan Ballard 22; Elena Vasquez 6
Site: Jefferson City, TN (Holt Fieldhouse)
Date: Sep 30, 2017 Attend: 314 Time: 1:25