Athletic News

November 05, 2010
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon College Tops LaGrange in GSAC Semifinals

The Huntingdon College volleyball team advanced to the Great South Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday after defeating LaGrange College in a semifinal match Friday evening on the campus of Agnes Scott College. The Hawks raised their overall record to 17-18 following a 3-1 victory (25-13, 25-16, 19-25, 25-19) over the Panthers who fell to 7-23.

Huntingdon, the No. 1 seed in the Championships, concluded the evening hitting 16.7 percent (47-23—144) while No. 5 seed LaGrange checked in with an effort of .078 percent (35-24—141). Huntingdon held a 73-63 edge in digs and a slim 5-4 margin in total blocks.

Huntingdon breezed through the first two sets, racking up a total of 28 kills to LaGrange’s 12, but the Panthers of LC bounced back in the third game, hitting 26.5 percent while holding the Hawks to zero percent en route to cutting the match deficit to 2-1. In the fourth set, the score stood tied at 19-19 before Huntingdon closed out the match with six unanswered points.

Freshman Kelly Kahumoku and Clare Shannon tied for the Huntingdon lead with 11 kills apiece. Freshmen Abby Brown and Melony Motley each picked up nine terminations with Brown hitting 43.8 percent (9-2—16), and registering four block assists, while Motley posted a 35.0 hitting percentage (9-2—20). Senior Krissie Jones was one of three Hawks to finish in double figures with 19 digs.

The loss negated a strong effort by LaGrange’s Katie Covington who topped all players with 17 kills. Freshman Kayley LaFontaine totaled 11 kills in the effort while junior Crystal Colvin led the Panthers with 18 digs.

Huntingdon will meet No. 3 seed Piedmont in the championship contest starting at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. 

Tony Ciccone, Agnes Scott College - Sports Information Director

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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