Volleyball drops CAC opener at Southern Virginia

Volleyball drops CAC opener at Southern Virginia

BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Salisbury University volleyball team traveled to Southern Virginia University to open Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) play on Saturday afternoon but fell to the Knights, 3-0.

THE RUNDOWN

Final Score: Southern Virginia 3, Salisbury 0 (25-22, 27-25, 25-13)

Record: Salisbury (11-4, 0-1 CAC) | Southern Virginia (11-4, 1-0 CAC)

Location: Knight Arena – Buena Vista, Va.

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Salisbury got off to a slow start in the first set as Southern Virginia jumped out to a 16-8 lead. Still trailing 22-14, the Sea Gulls kicked off an 8-2 run to cut the deficit to within 24-22, but the Knights took the set point following a timeout to go up, 1-0.
  • It was the maroon and gold that jumped out to an early 8-4 lead in the second set, but Southern Virginia spun the momentum with a 5-0 run of its own to eventually take a 9-8 lead. A 7-2 Salisbury run followed, but four straight service aces by Courtney Singleton led to a 16-15 Knight lead. Seven more ties and two separate lead changes followed, but it was the Knights who prevailed 27-25 to gain the two-set advantage.
  • The Sea Gulls held a pair of leads early in the third set at 5-4 and 8-7, but Southern Virginia seized full momentum with a 10-1 run that Salisbury couldn't battle back from. The Knights controlled the rest of the set with a 25-13 set victory and a match sweep.

GAME NOTES

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Since Southern Virginia joined the CAC in 2013, the Sea Gulls are 5-3 against the Knights, though they have dropped each of the past three meetings.
  • Three Sea Gulls currently lead the CAC in three major stat categories: Chew (233 kills), Dougherty (299 digs) and Feinauer (63 blocks).

UP NEXT

  • The Sea Gulls will return home for the first time in over a month to face the Mary Washington Eagles in CAC action on Wednesday, October 2.
  • The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.
  • Live stats and video are available.

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