Lady Eagles outlast Mars Hill, 3-2
MARS HILL, N.C. - The Carson-Newman volleyball team held off
Mars Hill in five games inside Stanford Arena. The Lady Eagles won
by scores of 17-25, 25-21, 25-20, 24-26 and 15-9 to improve to 10-3
overall, 4-3 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Lions fall to
5-6 overall, 2-6 in the league.
Carly Mozgai (Greensboro, N.C.) posted a double-double with 24 kills and 12 digs for Carson-Newman. Lara McDonald (Salem, Va.), with 29 assists and 15 digs, and Courtney Lawson (Chattanooga, Tenn.), who had 19 assists and 15 digs, also had double-doubles.
Nikki James (Cookeville, Tenn.) and Rachael Bowlin (Morristown, Tenn.) each had 11 kills. Bowlin was the third Lady Eagle to post a double-double as she also had 15 digs. Angelle Hayes (Brentwood, Tenn.) recorded 29 digs.
Marissa Wixson (Spring, Texas) poured in a double-double for Mars Hill with 17 kills and 27 digs. Evie Tafunai (Edwardsburg, Mich.), Laura Ann Huskey (Hendersonville, N.C.) and Jenna Luke (Mishawaka, Ind.) recorded 17, 11 and 10 kills, respectively.
Maggie Murphy (Richmond, Va.) pumped in 28 digs for the Lions. Kelsi Flora (Mishawaka, Ind.) followed up with 13 digs. Becca Smith (Candler, N.C.) chipped in 28 assists. Carson-Newman registered seven service aces compared to none for Mars Hill.
Carson-Newman will host Brevard and Lenoir-Rhyne in South Atlantic Conference action this weekend. The Brevard match is at 5 p.m. on Friday evening and the LRU match is Saturdat at 2 p.m. Mars Hill will travel to Anderson on Friday. The match will start at 7 p.m.