November 10, 20171st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
NBYTeam StatsLR
.112Hitting Pct..105
179Total Attacks171
Toni-Anne Whitlow - 13
KillsTaylor Prall - 12
Brooke Redmond - 12
Taylor Garrison - 24
AssistsBailey Cloninger - 23
Taylor Garrison - 2
AcesBailey Cloninger - 2
Ada Thompson - 2
Kensley Jordan - 24
DigsBrooke Redmond - 16
Zoe Dinkins - 7
BlocksJaclyn Denny - 11
Trio of Wolves tally double digit kills in win

Trio of Wolves tally double digit kills in win
Friday, November 10, 2017 | by Morganne Lander, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY - Newberry went five sets for the sixth time this season on the road against Lenoir-Rhyne in a decisive 3-2 victory. The Wolves hold a 4-2 record in five set matches this season.

A trio of Wolves - Alexis Bryant, Toni-Anne Whitlow, and Vanessa Blas - racked up double-digit kills in the tight matchup. Whitlow led with 13 kills while Blas and Bryant posted 11 and 10, respectively.

After dropping the first and third set, Newberry looked to regain control of the game going into the fourth set. Lenoir-Rhyne led throughout the majority of the set but the Wolves were able to capitalize on four consecutive attack errors to take the 16-15 lead. Both teams exchanged points with six set ties in the last half of the frame. A pair of kills from Sidra Triplett and another from Mary Siebert gave the Wolves the 25-22 win. Lenoir-Rhyne had a game-high 12 errors in the set.

Taylor Garrison posted her 13th double-double of the season with 24 assists and 11 digs. Natalie Willis also posted her first double-double of the season with 21 assists and 15 digs.

Coming off of a fourth set win, the Wolves had victory in their sights. A pair of kills from Lenoir-Rhyne's Alexis Ivey put the Bears up 2-1 early in the fifth set, Newberry stole the lead off a service error from the Bears. The Wolves maintained the lead until late in the set when Lenoir-Rhyne tied it 13 apiece. A kill from Blas and an attack error from the Bears sealed Newberry's win 16-14.

"Our players put the gas pedal on in the fifth as 11 of our 16 points came from kills," said head coach Callie Youngman. "Tonight was a testament to the resilience of our players."

Lenoir-Rhyne jumped to a 7-3 lead in the second set before the Wolves clawed their way back and capitalized on a pair of errors to take the 12-11 lead. Newberry went on a 13-9 run to end the frame with a 25-20 win.

Zoe Dinkins continued her stellar freshman campaign with seven blocks on the night.


"We are hungry to end the season competing hard, trusting ourselves, trusting each other, and doing whatever it takes to find a way to win."


Newberry closes out their regular season Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. against Catawba at Eleazer Arena.