Patriot Volleyball knocks off Barton; falls to Wingate

Patriot Volleyball knocks off Barton; falls to Wingate

WINGATE, NC – Francis Marion University defeated Barton College and then lost to host Wingate University in women's college volleyball action on Tuesday (Sept. 4).

In its opener, FMU bounced back after dropping the first set to beat Barton 23-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-19. The Patriots were then swept by Wingate 25-21, 25-17, 25-17.

The Patriots (5-5) will return to the Smith University Center on Friday (Sept. 7) and Saturday (Sept. 8) for the FMU Volleyball Tournament. On Friday, Francis Marion will face the University of Mount Olive (2 p.m.) and Newberry College (6 p.m.), and will finish tournament play against Lenoir-Rhyne University on Saturday at 2 p.m. Admission to all matches is free.

Sophomore Courtney Abdur-Rahim led the charge for FMU against Barton (1-9), posting 12 kills and a team-high 11 digs for her third double-double of the season. She also picked up a match-high three service aces. Senior Georgia Garrison paced the team in kills with 14, while adding eight digs and four blocks.

Freshman setter Finn Millians dished out a team-high 19 assists, while senior Carrie McGinnis added 15 helpers.

In the loss to Wingate (7-0), Abdur-Rahim led the Patriots in kills with eight, while Garrison chipped in seven, along with seven digs.

McGinnis paced FMU with 17 assists, while junior Natalie Vaughn posted a team-high 14 digs.

 

Francis Marion Univ. def. Barton 23-25,25-16,25-21,25-19

Francis Marion Univ. (5-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Georgia Garrison
14-2-4; Courtney Abdur-Rahim 12-3-2; Alyssa Hansen 7-0-2; Kayla Arthur
5-0-3; Iyanla Thigpen 4-0-6; Finn Millians 1-1-0; Madison Taylor
1-0-5; Natalie Vaughn 1-0-0; Carrie McGinnis 0-1-0; Totals 45-7-12.0.
(Assists) - Finn Millians 19; Carrie McGinnis 15. (Dig leaders) -
Courtney Abdur-Rahim 11; Natalie Vaughn 10; Georgia Garrison 8

Barton (1-9) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kaytlin Elkins 23-2-1; Camryn
Frederick 9-0-0; Kelsey Riquelme 6-0-2; Santana Mestas 4-0-1; Peyton
Kendall 4-0-0; Allie Cullens 4-0-1; Angelica Acevedo 1-2-1; Brittany
Silance 0-1-0; Riley Bane 0-1-0; Totals 51-6-3.0. (Assists) - Angelica
Acevedo 37. (Dig leaders) - Riley Bane 13; Brittany Silance 11; Ashley
Owen 10; Angelica Acevedo 9; Kaytlin Elkins 8

Site: Wingate, N.C. (Cuddy Arena)
Date: Sep 04, 2018   Attend: 77   Time: 1:51   

Wingate def. Francis Marion Univ. 25-21,25-17,25-17

Francis Marion Univ. (5-5) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Courtney Abdur-Rahim
8-0-1; Georgia Garrison 7-1-1; Alyssa Hansen 6-0-1; Iyanla Thigpen
5-0-4; Kayla Arthur 1-0-2; Madison Taylor 0-1-2; Natalie Vaughn 0-1-0;
Totals 27-3-6.0. (Assists) - Carrie McGinnis 17. (Dig leaders) -
Natalie Vaughn 15; Carrie McGinnis 8

Wingate (7-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Anna Holmquist 8-3-3; Lynnlee
Mather 7-0-2; Hannah Givens 7-0-0; Phoebe Havenaar 6-0-2; Sophie
Schaff 5-0-1; Reese Blackley 4-0-0; Molly Lambillotte 3-0-1; Taylor
Williams 2-1-2; Rachel Alles 1-0-4; Shannon Kasprak 0-1-0; Totals
43-5-7.5. (Assists) - Rachel Alles 34. (Dig leaders) - Kori Adams 22;
Rachel Alles 11

Site: Wingate, N.C. (Cuddy Arena)
Date: Sep 04, 2018   Attend: 397   Time: 1:12