October 27, 20171st2nd3rdFinal
Anderson2525253
Newberry1513180
AUTeam StatsNBY
.245Hitting Pct.-.037
38Kills19
13Errors23
102Total Attacks108
38Assists19
5Aces2
60Digs47
7.0Blocks4.0
AULeadersNBY
Rachel Burts - 11
KillsSidra Triplett - 6
Emily Conlin - 33
AssistsTaylor Garrison - 12
Serena Jackson - 2
Jayln Knight - 2
AcesMary Siebert - 1
Vanessa Blas - 1
Emily Conlin - 18
DigsKensley Jordan - 12
Rachel Burts - 4
BlocksSidra Triplett - 3
Conference leader Anderson thrashes Wolves


Conference leader Anderson thrashes Wolves
Friday, October 27, 2017 | by Morganne Lander, Athletic Communications Assistant

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.

Sidra Triplett notched six kills while captains Mary Siebert and Kensley Jordan posted double-digit digs.

"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.