MISENHEIMER, N.C. -- Junior Victoria Sisco and freshman Lauren Hamilton each posted career highs in kills, lifting Belmont Abbey to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-9) non-conference victory over Pfeiffer in women's volleyball action Friday night. Using a young lineup against the Division III Falcons, the Crusaders had a season-high-tying 16 players see action.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Sisco tallied eight kills and a .333 hitting percentage, while Hamilton added seven kills
- A total of 12 players garnered at least one kill.
- Setter Cassidy Bonito registered 26 assists.
- Freshman libero Emily Cole reached double figures in kills for the first time in her career with 10. She entered the match with just three in limited action this season.
- In the first set, Pfeiffer broke a 5-5 tie with four straight points and later led 11-8 when the Crusaders took the lead on a 5-0 run. The teams were tied at 16 when The Abbey tallied four of the next five points, then ended the set with three in a row.
- The score was tied at seven in the second when the Crusaders earned back-to-back points. With the score 11-10, BAC scored four in a row to pull away. It led by as many as seven points, before Pfeiffer tried to rally. The Falcons cut the margin to four, but were unable to save set point.
- The final set saw The Abbey bolt to a 12-2 and never look back.
- The Crusaders hit .247 in the contest, while holding Pfeiffer to -.036.
- Belmont Abbey returns home tomorrow to face Augusta. The match begins at 6 p.m. in the Wheeler Center.