|October 27, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
- 11||Kills||Sidra Triplett
- 33||Assists||Taylor Garrison
Jayln Knight - 2
Vanessa Blas - 1
- 18||Digs||Kensley Jordan
- 4||Blocks||Sidra Triplett
NEWBERRY - Newberry returned to Eleazer Arena after a three-game road expedition to drop a three-set match against conference foe Anderson, who is led by former Newberry head coach Todd Hay.
"Though we came up short tonight, it was an inspiring team effort," said head coach Callie Youngman. "We are going to use this as a stepping stone to finish out this season on a strong note."
The Wolves got off to a hot start going on a 3-1 run to begin the frame. Both teams exchanged leads with the score tied five times and momentum switching three times during the set. After an 11-11 tie, the Trojans went on the attack and held the Wolves to only four more points in the 25-15 loss. Three of Triplett's six kills were recorded during the first set.
Anderson showed their dominance during the second set and cruised to a 25-13 win.
The Trojans victory campaign was spearheaded by Rachel Burts and Marissa Mitter, who each had 10 kills apiece.
An attack error and a service ace committed by Anderson gave Newberry the early 2-0 edge in the final set. The Trojans posted seven consecutive points to take the 8-3 lead but Newberry took advantage of five Anderson errors to tie the game 9-9. After an 11-11 tie, Anderson pulled away to finish the sweep with a 25-18 score.
Newberry tallied 23 errors throughout the match and were outscored across the board.
The Wolves will return home Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:00 p.m. to face Tusculum.