Hawks split tri-match but remain on top in West Division of USA South

April Reese had 17 kills and 27 digs in Saturday's tri-match with Maryville and Piedmont. (Photo by Julie Bennett/juliebennettphoto.com)
April Reese had 17 kills and 27 digs in Saturday's tri-match with Maryville and Piedmont. (Photo by Julie Bennett/juliebennettphoto.com)

MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – The Huntingdon volleyball team earned a split in a conference tri-match with Maryville and Piedmont on Saturday at Roland Arena.

The Hawks went to five games with both teams, falling to Maryville 25-21, 19-25, 16-25, 25-19, 16-14 and beating Piedmont 25-21, 23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 15-2.

The loss to Maryville was the first conference loss of the season and snapped Huntingdon's seven-match winning streak but the win over Piedmont kept the Hawks at the top of the USA South's West Division standings.  

Huntingdon (6-1 USA South) and Covenant (6-1 USA South) are tied for first in the West Division and Maryville (5-2 USA South) is third.

Five Hawks combined for 92 of Huntingdon's 98 kills in the two matches. Amy Tyma, who leads the conference with 250 kills, finished with 28 kills and 49 digs on Saturday. Alexis Creasman followed with 23 kills, April Reese added 17 kills, Addison Genard had 14 kills and Shelby McAllister totaled 10 kills.

Kaitlyn Carter (34), Ashley Murphy (30) and Emma Moore (18) accounted for 82 assists in the two matches.  Carter's 373 assists this season rank fifth in the USA South.

                                 

Records: Huntingdon (15-7, 6-1 USA South); Maryville (10-7, 5-2 USA South); Piedmont (7-7, 4-3 USA South)

                                                                                                     

                                      

Huntingdon Stats                          

vs. Maryville

Kills: Amy Tyma (19), Alexis Creasman (11), Addison Genard (8), April Reese (6)

Assists: Kaitlyn Carter (22), Ashley Murphy (12), Emma Moore (8)   

Digs: Nichole LeFevre (20), Amy Tyma (15), April Reese (11)

Aces: April Reese (3)

Blocks: Addison Genard (4)

                                                          

Huntingdon Stats                          

vs. Piedmont                      

Kills: Alexis Creasman (12), April Reese (11), Amy Tyma (9), Addison Genard (6), Shelby McAllister (6)

Assists: Ashley Murphy (18), Kaitlyn Carter (12), Emma Moore (10)

Digs: Amy Tyma (34), April Reese (16), Lexie DeVuyst (12)

Aces: Ashley Murphy (4)

Blocks: Addison Genard (4), Taylor Wright (4), Shelby McAllister (4), Alexis Creasman (3)

                                                     

Coming Up: Huntingdon travels to Brevard College for a tri-match on Oct. 13. The Hawks will play Brevard at 11 a.m. (Central) and Berea at 1 p.m. (Central).

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