Patriot volleyball drops match at Carson-Newman

Patriot volleyball drops match at Carson-Newman

JEFFERSON CITY, TN – Carson-Newman University's freshman outside hitter Emily Harnischfeger compiled 13 kills, five digs, and one block to lead the Eagles to a 3-0 non-conference win (27-25, 25-18, 25-21) over Francis Marion University, Saturday evening (Sept. 30) in women's volleyball action.

The Patriots complete their trip to the Volunteer State with a split and now stand 5-9 on the season, while Carson-Newman improves to 7-6.

The next match for FMU will be on Tuesday against Peach Belt Conference member UNC Pembroke at 7 p.m. in the Smith University Center.

Sophomore Lenee' Blot led Francis Marion with 10 kills, four aces, two blocks, and a hitting percentage of .240. Senior Erika Hartings accounted for five kills.

Sophomore libero Natalie Vaughn compiled eight digs in the match, while freshman setter Tori Carpenter dug up five balls and had 18 assists. Freshman Courtney Abdur-Rahim recorded a team high 10 digs.

Eagle sophomore Morgan Ballard had a match high 22 digs, while freshman Elena Vasquez collected 18 assists.

The Patriots held the lead in the opening set with a couple of ties mixed in, but Carson-Newman rallied from a 25-24 deficit to win three consecutive points and claim the set 27-25.

The Eagles broke a 12-12 deadlock and finished the second set on a 13-6 run to take a 2-0 sets lead. Carson-Newman then finished off the match with a kill by junior Natalie Harris in the final set.


Carson-Newman def. Francis Marion Univ. 27-25,25-18,25-21

Francis Marion Univ. (5-9) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Lenee' Blot 10-4-2;
Erika Hartings 5-0-2; Kayla Arthur 4-1-1; Shelbi Meek 2-0-0; Veronica
Lane 1-0-1; Natalie Ferrell 0-1-0; Cortney Bowen 0-0-3; Tori Carpenter
0-0-2; Totals 22-6-7.0. (Assists) - Tori Carpenter 18. (Dig leaders) -
Courtney Abdur-Rahim 10; Natalie Vaughn 8

Carson-Newman (7-6) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Emily Harnischfeger 13-1-1;
Marnie Streeter 11-1-0; Erin Edwards 6-0-2; Alex Biro 5-0-3; Natalie
Harris 5-0-0; Lindsay De Vore 2-0-0; Elena Vasquez 0-1-0; Totals
42-3-4.0. (Assists) - Elena Vasquez 18; Madison Rademacher 14. (Dig
leaders) - Morgan Ballard 22; Elena Vasquez 6

Site: Jefferson City, TN (Holt Fieldhouse)
Date: Sep 30, 2017   Attend: 314   Time: 1:25