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Hornets Post ODAC Comeback Win Over Ferrum

Cheyenne Strickland had 13 kills, 21 assists and eight digs for Ferrum.
Cheyenne Strickland had 13 kills, 21 assists and eight digs for Ferrum.

 

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.

RECORDS
Shenandoah (7-8, 2-3 ODAC
Ferrum (7-9, 0-5 ODAC)

THE BASICS
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.

KEY STATS
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.