|September 29, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
- 11||Kills||Mariah Lewis
- 35||Assists||Shannon Murphy
- 2||Aces||Laryssa Welch
Shannon Murphy - 2
Sabrina Schleuger - 2
- 15||Digs||Melissa Mazur
- 3||Blocks||Laryssa Welch
Mariah Lewis - 3
Shannon Murphy - 3
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - The Wolves continued to struggle on the road, falling to Tusculum in three straight sets. Newberry holds a 0-3 record on the road.
Newberry fell behind early with the Pioneers making a 12-6 run to start the first set. The Wolves rallied to pull within four points but ultimately lost the set 25-19. Tusculum notched 17 kills during the set compared to 14 from Newberry.
The second set was a battle between teams with eight ties happening before the Pioneers took a 16-11 lead. Newberry rebounded going on an 8-3 run to tie the game for a ninth time at 19-19. The Wolves continued to keep it close down the stretch but an attack error by Toni-Anne Whitlow and a kill from Tusculum's Mariah Lewis gave the Pioneers the 28-26 win.
Newberry led during a majority of the third set but four consecutive kills from the Pioneers gave them momentum with the score 19-17 in their favor. The Wolves were unable to recover and dropped the last set 25-22.
"Tonight was a matter of us needing to find two or three more plays to finish sets," said head coach Callie Youngman. "We are going to keep our nose to the grindstone, keep growing and getting better."
The Wolves will continue their trek on the road, taking on Mars Hill tomorrow at 5 p.m.