BALTIMORE, Md. – North Carolina A&T volleyball team swept Morgan State 3-0 (25-20, 17, 17) Sunday afternoon at Hill Field House for its fourth consecutive win.
“It was a very solid performance today,” head coach Hal Clifton said. “I thought we started well and finished pretty strong. Our focus has been to get off to a good start and finish stronger at the end. I am very excited about how we put in a group effort.”
The Aggies are now 4-0 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and their four-match winning streak puts them at 6-12 on the season. Outside hitter Courteney Pitt led the team with a match-high 10 kills, while junior setter Edie Brewer led the team with 18 assists and added six kills, six digs and three blocks. Sophomore Andrea Laboy-Rivera led the team with a match-high 15 digs.
N.C. A&T took a 13-10 lead on two Pitt kills and a Fatimah Shabazz kill. The Bears tied the set at 14 before N.C. A&T scored two straight points to make it a 16-14 set. After the Bears (8-9, 2-2 MEAC) tied the set at 19, the Aggies scored six of the final seven points to win the set.
The Aggies opened the second set with a 13-4 advantage and were never seriously threatened from there. The Bears did cut the lead to five at 16-11, but the Aggies kept them at a distance to take a two-set lead.
The Aggies dominance continued into the third set. N.C. A&T jumped ahead 14-7. Morgan made a mini-run by scoring three straight points, but eventually, the Aggies went ahead by 10, 24-14. The match ended on a Bears attack error.
The Bears were led by Zoe McBride and Mykaela Ross with six kills each, Roi Wallace with 18 assists and Jennevy Santos with 10 digs.
The Aggies head south with a trip to Florida with Bethune-Cookman Friday at 6 p.m. in Daytona Beach and Florida A&M Sunday at 1 p.m. in Tallahassee.