AIKEN, SC – Francis Marion University senior Erika Hartings led all players with 11 kills, but the Patriots lost a 3-0 decision (25-16, 25-19, 25-16) to conference-leading USC Aiken, Tuesday evening (Oct. 31) in Peach Belt Conference women's volleyball action.
FMU (7-16, 2-8) will be on the road Friday as the Patriots make their way to UNC Pembroke with the first serve set for 7 p.m. The next home contest for FMU will be on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. against Claflin University. The Pacers move to 22-3 overall and 8-1 in Peach Belt play.
Following Hartings, senior Shelbi Meek had seven kills and seven digs, while Patriots junior setter Carrie McGinnis had 14 assists and freshman setter Tori Carpenter 13 assists. Sophomore libero Natalie Vaughn compiled a team-high nine digs.
USC Aiken senior Julia Forster and freshman Alie Smith both accounted for nine kills and freshman Kelsey Spurlin had eight.
USC Aiken def. Francis Marion Univ. 25-16,25-19,25-16
Francis Marion Univ. (7-16; 2-8) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Erika Hartings
11-0-1; Shelbi Meek 7-1-0; Kayla Arthur 4-0-0; Cortney Bowen 2-0-2;
Courtney Abdur-Rahim 2-0-0; Georgia Garrison 2-0-1; Veronica Lane
1-0-1; Natalie Vaughn 0-1-0; Totals 29-2-3.0. (Assists) - Carrie
McGinnis 14; Tori Carpenter 13. (Dig leaders) - Natalie Vaughn 9;
Shelbi Meek 7
USC Aiken (22-3; 8-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julia Forster 9-0-0; Alie
Smith 9-2-1; Kelsey Spurlin 8-0-3; Emily Teelon 6-3-1; Okwunne Ogbogu
4-0-4; Alicia Hines 4-0-1; Kayla Duggan 0-2-0; Totals 40-7-5.0.
(Assists) - Emily Teelon 29. (Dig leaders) - Rebecca Martinez 18;
Kayla Duggan 13; Alie Smith 11
Site: Aiken, S.C. (Convocation Center)
Date: Oct 31, 2017 Attend: 207 Time: 1:23