FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College dropped a 3-2 match to visiting Shenandoah University in Old Dominion Athletic Conference volleyball action tonight at Swartz Gym. Set scores were 24-26, 25-19, 23-25, 25-14, 15-7.
Shenandoah (7-8, 2-3 ODAC
Ferrum (7-9, 0-5 ODAC)
The Panthers looked good in winning the first set, closing it out on a block by Cheyenne Strickland and Layura Henley. The Hornets battled back to grab the second set, but Ferrum took the 2-1 lead after Henley registered a kill off a Strickland set to end the third set.
Shenandoah jumped out to a 17-9 lead in the fourth set and closed it out a few minutes later to tie the match. The Hornets then grabbed a 10-2 lead in the fifth and deciding set and never looked back in registering their second ODAC win this season. The loss denied Ferrum's its first league win.
Shenandoah: Emily Cheatwood 19 kills; Caylin Harris 15 kills, 12 digs;
Torie Gettier 11 kills, 13 digs; Megan Hillyard 53 asst
Ferrum: Mikayla Holland 15 kills; Strickland 13 kills, 21 asst, 8 digs; Arielle Tritt 25 asst;
Kaelyn Daniel 9 kills, 10 digs; Samantha Sabater 10 digs
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Losing tonight's match against Shenandoah was a heartbreaker. We made far too many errors, which made it entirely too easy for them to go on runs at key points in the match. I love the fight our team has, but we have to show up consistently. Once we learn not to beat ourselves, we are going to be more competitive.. -- Head Coach Ruthanne Duffy
BACK ON COURT
Duffy's team will be back in action Friday, Oct. 5, at home against Guilford College. The ODAC game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start at Swartz Gym.