November 04, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mars Hill252522253
Newberry162325201
MHUTeam StatsNBY
.183Hitting Pct..099
51Kills48
19Errors30
175Total Attacks181
46Assists46
5Aces3
92Digs98
9.0Blocks9.0
MHULeadersNBY
Lauren Hochstetler - 12
KillsToni-Anne Whitlow - 11
Abby King - 22
AssistsTaylor Garrison - 28
Sarah Pasour - 4
AcesTaylor Garrison - 2
Rebecca Butler - 25
DigsKensley Jordan - 28
Sally Anne Johnson - 5
Maddie Spurgeon - 5
BlocksZoe Dinkins - 8
Errors prove costly in Wolves' loss


Errors prove costly in Wolves' loss
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | by Morganne Lander, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY - The Wolves were unable to capitalize on a third set win and dropped a tight 3-1 match against conference foe Mars Hill.

Toni-Anne Whitlow had another stellar performance tallying a team-high 11 kills in the game. Her performance allowed her to surpass Sidra Triplett as the season leader in kills with a total of 236. Triplett follows close behind with 233 kills on the season.

A ball handling error from Mars Hill's Sarah Pasour gave Newberry the early 1-0 edge to begin the third frame. Four kills from Whitlow increased the lead to 13-11, but the Lions would not go away and closed the gap to within one at 21-20. A pair of kills from Azhia Carter helped the Wolves seal the 25-22 victory.

Zoe Dinkins notched another career-high eight blocks in the four-set thriller.

Mars Hill took the 6-5 lead to begin the second set, but a pair of attack errors and a service ace put the Wolves in control forcing a Lions' timeout. Three straight attack errors committed by Mars Hill pushed the Wolves' advantage to 15-10, their largest lead of the set. Newberry was unable to hold onto the momentum as the Lions mounted a comeback to take the set 25-23.

 

Five Wolves tallied double-digit digs with captain Kensley Jordan posting a team-high 28.

 

Newberry continued to struggle with errors, committing 30 throughout the match.

 

After a kill from Triplett put the Wolves up 1-0 in the first set, Mars Hill overtook the lead and cruised to a 25-16 win.

 

The Wolves were unable to rebound after winning the third set and dropped the final set 25-20.


"We are going to come into practice this week, train hard, and prepare ourselves to get two wins next weekend."

Newberry will take their last road trip to Lenoir-Rhyne on Friday, Nov. 10 with tipoff happening at 6 p.m.