|September 08, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th||Final|
- 12||Kills||Sidra Triplett
- 22||Assists||Taylor Garrison
- 2||Aces||Taylor Garrison
Sidra Triplett - 1
Maggie Marsh - 1
- 36||Digs||Mary Siebert
- 4||Blocks||Tricia Davie
Sidra Triplett - 4
|September 08, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
- 8||Kills||Kenzie Schmaltz
- 18||Assists||Lauren Tharrington
Kensley Jordan - 3
- 12||Digs||Sydney Allen
Sidra Triplett - 2
Toni-Anne Whitlow - 2
FLORENCE - Newberry improved to 4-2 on the season after winning both contests at the Francis Marion Invitational.
The day began with Newberry going five sets to win 3-2 against Belmont Abbey (3-3).
The tone of the game was set from the first serve as both teams battled to take control of the first set. Neither team led by more than two points halfway through the set with Newberry maintaining a 12-10 lead. Momentum continued to shift with the set being tied a total of nine times. The Wolves were able to pull away late in the set going on a 6-3 run to win 25-20.
Both teams continued to battle with the lead swinging between Newberry and Belmont Abbey early in the second set. Belmont Abbey led 17-15 when the Wolves went on the attack with a 10-1 run to win the set 25-18.
Newberry failed to capitalize on a strong 2-0 start and dropped the next two sets 27-25 and 25-17, tying the game 2-2 going into the fifth set.
The Wolves showed their resilience after tying the game 3-3 in the final set. Back-to-back kills by Sidra Triplett and Toni-Anne Whitlow sparked an 8-6 run that sealed Newberry's third win of the season.
Newberry took the court for its second game of the day and swept Converse (1-7) 3-0.
The Wolves controlled the game early with a quick 14-7 start, forcing Converse to call a timeout. Newberry never relented and a kill from Alexis Bryant gave the team a 25-15 win and a 1-0 advantage.
A 12-3 run to start the second set kept the momentum with the Wolves. Newberry was able to easily secure the 25-14 win, putting them ahead 2-0.
Finishing strong continued to be an issue for the Wolves as Converse made it a back-and-forth match in the final set. The Wolves were able to take control and win the set 25-21 to secure their second victory of the day.
Maggie Marsh and Garrison both had double-digit assists while Triplett had a team-high eight kills.
The second day of the Francis Marion Invitational has been cancelled due to the incoming threat of Hurricane Irma. Newberry will get a four-day reprieve before traveling to Wingate, N.C. for the conference opener against Wingate at 7 p.m.