Patriot volleyball falls to the Saints

Patriot volleyball falls to the Saints

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – Flagler College senior Sara Davis posted a match-high 14 kills in a 25-20, 25-12, 25-18 win over Francis Marion University, Friday evening (Oct. 6) in Peach Belt Conference women's volleyball action.

The Patriots fall to 6-10 overall and 2-4 in the PBC, while the Saints improve to 9-3 and 3-1.

FMU travels to Lenoir-Rhyne University on Friday with the start time of 7 p.m. The Patriot's next home event will take place in the Smith University Center against Lander University on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

Senior Erika Hartings led Francis Marion with six kills and eight digs, while sophomore Lenee' Blot compiled five kills and four blocks. Freshman Kayla Arthur added four kills and three service aces.

FMU junior setter Carrie McGinnis recorded 19 assists and freshman Natalie Ferrell led the squad with 10 digs.

Along with Davis's 14, senior Taja Valmyr completed nine kills and eight digs for Flagler. Junior setter Tara Savisky offered 32 assists throughout the match.

Although the Patriots stayed neck and neck with the Saints throughout the first set, Flagler pulled away for a 25-20 win. The Saints then went on to grab an early lead in the second and third sets holding off FMU to post the 3-0 victory.


Flagler def. Francis Marion Univ. 25-20,25-12,25-18

Francis Marion Univ. (6-10, 2-4 PBC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Erika
Hartings 6-0-0; Lenee' Blot 5-1-4; Kayla Arthur 4-3-0; Georgia
Garrison 3-0-0; Shelbi Meek 2-0-0; Cortney Bowen 1-0-0; Carrie
McGinnis 1-0-2; Courtney Abdur-Rahim 1-0-0; Veronica Lane 1-0-0;
Natalie Vaughn 0-1-0; Totals 24-5-4.0. (Assists) - Carrie McGinnis 19.
(Dig leaders) - Natalie Ferrell 10; Natalie Vaughn 9; Erika Hartings 8

Flagler (9-3, 3-1 PBC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Sara Davis 14-0-3; Taja
Valmyr 9-1-1; Karlie Redfern 8-1-3; Tara Savisky 3-0-0; Regan Swift
3-0-1; Jordan Taylor 2-0-1; Kayla Norelli 0-1-0; Totals 39-3-6.0.
(Assists) - Tara Savisky 32. (Dig leaders) - Karlie Redfern 13; Kayla
Norelli 12; Taja Valmyr 8

Site: St. Augustine, Fla. (Flagler Gym)
Date: Oct 06, 2017   Attend: 257   Time: 1:29   
Referees: John Bear, Jose Rodriguez