Volleyball vs. Augusta State
Volleyball Splits in Savannah
Modified Sep 29, 2012 11:36 PM
Savannah, Ga. - Lynn University’s volleyball team went 1-1 in two regional matches against Augusta State and Armstrong Atlantic on Saturday. The Fighting Knights pulled out a 3-2 (21-25, 25-21, 27-25, 17-25, 15-11) victory against Augusta but fell 1-3 (17-25, 25-21, 15-25, 13-25) to AASU. Four players logged double-digit kills and three double-figure digs while Shannon Dugan posted the lone double-double of the match. Lynn moves to 10-4 on the season.
The Blue & White kept it close in the early goings of the first set but a 5-1 run gave August State a cushion it would not relinquish. Lynn came out flying in the second set by winning seven of the first 10 points. Augusta Stat would close the gap to one, 10-9, but Angie Caple had a pair of kills while Dugan blocked a pair of attacks to go ahead 17-13 and never look back.
Although rejuvenated in knotting the match 1-1, the Fighting Knights came out a little flat to start the third set, falling behind 5-2 before going ahead 11-8 off of kills by Lizzy Raffa. After the seventh tie score of the set, Dugan and Raffa earned kills and Fleck blocked a shot to put LU on top 21-17. But Augusta State would use a 4-0 run of its own to tie the game. A kill by Brianna Cox and ace by Michelle Jordan closed the set and put Lynn on top 2-1.
Augusta State forced a fifth game with a 25-17 victory in the fourth set where LU hit a mere 0.022. Lynn, though, put all its efforts into knocking out ASU in the final game. The Fighting Knights held their opponent to a .045 hitting percentage as they built up a 10-8 lead. Raffa and Cox smacked down consecutive kills and Caple put the match away with her 13th kill of the day.
Cox logged a match-high 17 kills, followed by Raffa (15), Dugan (13) and Caple. Jordan had a match-high 21 digs while Niki Haben added 19 and Dugan chipped in 16.
The Fighting Knights’ five-set effort appeared to drain them physically against Armstrong. After dropping the first game 25-17, LU came back to win 25-21. The Pirates responded with big wins in the third and fourth sets to close out the contest.
Lynn returns to action Friday, October 5, at 7 p.m. when it hosts nationally-ranked Tampa at St. Andrew’s High School. Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.