SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Converse College volleyball fell in straight sets to visiting Limestone College on Saturday afternoon inside the Weisiger Center.
Score: Limestone 3, Converse 0 (20-25, 14-25, 12-25)
Records: Limestone (15-9, 11-3 CC) Converse (9-20, 5-8 CC)
Location: Hannah Gymnasium, Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Brittany Tepedino and Elizabeth Coffey led the Valkyries with eight and seven kills, respectively.
- Lauren Tharrington dished out 21 assists, while Elizabeth Yohe added 17 digs.
- Converse hit .143 for the match.
- Limestone's Madysen Williams led all players with 14 kills.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The opening set was very competitive as Limestone held a slim 11-8 lead early on. A Jasmine Finley kill sparked a 4-0 run by Converse to give the Vals the lead. From that point the two teams traded the next 12 points, but Limestone seized control of the set with a crucial 8-2 run down the stretch, taking a 1-0 match lead after winning set one 25-20.
Limestone built a 13-4 lead early in set two, forcing Converse back on its heels. That advantage quickly ballooned to 21-7. However, Converse made a bit of a push after taking four in a row, trimming the deficit to 21-11.
Unfortunately, it was too little, too late as Limestone took four of the final seven points of the set, earning a commanding 2-0 match lead.
Once again it was Limestone that came out strong in the third set, building a double-digit lead (16-6) in the pivotal frame. An Elizabeth Coffey kill trimmed the lead to single digits, but that was as close as the match would be as Limestone completed the sweep after taking set three, 25-12.
Converse will take on Mount Olive Friday, November 15 in a vital Conference Carolinas matchup. First serve for that contest is scheduled for 7 p.m.