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Volleyball Tames Pride, 3-2

Volleyball Tames Pride, 3-2

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Despite losing the first set, the Meredith College volleyball team battled to win the next three sets, defeating Greensboro College, 3-2 (15-25, 25-20, 25-15, 23-25, 15-8). 

 

The first set saw Meredith trailing 14-13, but Greensboro took control by winning 11 of the next 13 points to take the first set, 25-15.

 

In the second set, the Pride held a lead as large as seven, 13-6, after a service ace by Addie Haywood. But the Avenging Angels would come roaring back to take the set, closing out out on a 19-7 run that included six kills by junior Adair Melton.

 

Meredith (15-7, 9-2 USA South) would take the momentum with them into the third, jumping out quickly to a 7-2 lead. Greensboro was able to claw back to a 10-10 tie, but the Avenging Angels would go on a 6-1 run to regain a lead they wouldn't relinquish, taking the set 25-15.

 

Both squads would battle back and forth in the fourth set that included 10 ties. With the score tied at 23 apiece, Greensboro (14-12, 6-5 USA South) would take the final two points to take the set.

 

In the final set, Meredith jumped out quickly to a 6-2 lead, prompting Greensboro to call a timeout. Leading 9-4, Avenging Angels senior Emily Skoglund came up with a big dig that lead to an Ally Copenhaver kill to inch Meredith closer to victory, with senior Caroline Corey getting the final kill.

 

Meredith is back in action Tuesday, October 22nd, as they host N.C. Wesleyan at 7 p.m.