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Volleyball Wins in Five at JWU-Charlotte

Samantha Sabater posted a career-high 43 digs for the Panthers.
Samantha Sabater posted a career-high 43 digs for the Panthers.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ferrum College's volleyball team picked up a hard-earned win Tuesday, Sept. 25 on the road, beating Johnson & Wales University 3-2 at Wildcat Arena. Set scores were 25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 15-25, 15-13.

Ferrum (7-5)
Johnson & Wales (10-6)

In a see-saw battle, the Panthers had to grind out the five-set win. Ferrum went up 1-0, only to the the Wildcats take the next set and tie the match at 1-1. The same went for the third and fourth sets, with Ferrum holding a short-lived lead and JWU tying the match at 2-2, setting up a winner-take-all showdown in the fifth set.

Ferrum: Cheyenne Strickland 11 kills, 28 asst, 14 digs; Kaelyn Daniel 20 kills, 34 digs, 3 aces; Mikayla Holland 12 kills; Kayla Divers 26 digs; Samantha Sabater 43 digs
Johnson & Wales: Taylor Walker: 14 kills; Moana Reid 40 asst, 22 digs; Toniya Scott 8 kills, 19 digs; Lynasia Felder 16 digs; Halle Franklin 10 digs

"Our team showed a lot of fight last night at Johnson and Wales. I am extremely proud of the effort and desire to finish the match with a win. JWU Charlotte was a tough, scrappy team and to come out on the winning side of a five-set match was a great feeling. We will continue to work on things to improve on in practice, and I am looking forward to seeing how we push the remainder of the season." -- Head Coach Ruthanne Duffy

Duff's bunch will be back in action Thursday, Sept. 27, at Lynchburg College. The ODAC match is set for 7:00 p.m. at Turner Gym. The Panthers then host an ODAC tri-meet Saturday, Sept. 29, entertaining Washington and Lee University and Bridgewater College. The Panthers face W&L at noon, then W&L and Bridgewater will square off at 2:00 p.m. Ferrum and Bridgewater will then face each other at 4:00 p.m.