CSU Shows Heart Against City Rival The College of CharlestonSeptember 20, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON S.C.:The Lady Bucs lost a tough fight against the College of Charleston (25-20,25-16,25-16) at the TD Arena in Charleston S.C. Sep 20.
CSU (3-12) was led by Wynter Davis who recorded six kills on 14 attempts while hitting for .286. Kirsten Struksnes dished out 13 assists while Amy Nokes continued her solid play notching eight assists and seven digs. Ashley Higginbothem recorded 16 digs; the official NCAA statistics that were released this week has her ranked 147th nationally in digs. CSU totaled eight team blocks; the Lady Bucs rank 125th out of 322 teams in blocks per set with 2.06. For the match, CSU had 22 kills on 94 attempts, 21 assists, and 49 digs. CSU edged out CofC in the errors department committing 18 to the Cougars 22.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (8-7) was led by Sloane White who tallied 11 kills on 23 attempts. The pace was set by two Cougars as Taelar Davis dished out 21 assists while Kallie McKown had 14. Emily Shelton and Andi Zbojniewicz both had 12 digs. CofC finished the match with 41 kills on 117 attempts, 36 assists, and 47 digs.
Ashley Johnston started the first set with a kill to put CSU on the board early. Cougar errors and a Wynter Davis kill would tie it up at 8-8. The Cougars would turn up the intensity while CSU would hurt themselves with errors, this would lead to CofC taking a 20-13 lead late. The Cougars would commit a handful of errors themselves, couple that with a late Wynter Davis kill and CSU would cut it to 24-20. Despite their best efforts, the Lady Bucs would eventually fall 25-20. CSU had six kills on 31 total attacks while College of Charleston recorded 14 kills on 41 total attacks. CofC doubled CSU’s error count totaling 12 to the Lady Bucs six.
The second set was dominated early by the College of Charleston as they hopped out to an early six point advantage 12-6. A couple Wynter Davis kills along with strong late-set play by Erin LaVenice would keep CSU in the match, but CofC proved too much as the Cougars closed out the Lady Bucs 25-16. CofC again doubled the errors of the Bucs, recording six to CSU’s three.
The third set played out very much like the second with CofC charging out to an early lead 9-4. Wynter Davis would bring it to 11-6 with a kill. CofC would stretch the lead to seven and despite solid performances by Andrea Keesee, Sydney Tracy, and Michaela Luna the Lady Bucs could not hold off the Cougar attack and fell 25-16.
CSU will next travel to Rock Hill S.C. to take on Winthrop on Sep. 23 at 7 p.m.Related Item: Box Score