Aggies Fight Hard, Lose to Camels In Four
GREENSBORO (September 12, 2017) – Freshman Edie Brewer had her third double-double of the season, but a slow start and a tough fourth set allowed Campbell to defeat the North Carolina A&T volleyball team 3-1 (25-12, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17) at Moore Gymnasium Tuesday night.
Brewer finished with 19 assists, 11 digs against Campbell (7-4) while tying a team-high with eight kills. Senior Jasmine Lindor also had eight kills and made only one error to sport a .333 hitting percentage and tied a season-high with three service aces.
Freshman Milanna Morgan recorded double figure digs for the fifth time this season with 12 to lead the Aggies defensively. Junior Megan Wiggins had her fourth double-figure assist match with 11 and sophomore Camille Uadiale assisted on three blocks. Senior Alyssa Pitt had seven kills and freshman Courteney Pitt followed with six kills.
“At times we played really well especially in the second and third sets,” said N.C. A&T coach Hal Clifton. “We were able to keep up with them, but we still have to get better in a couple of areas to compete with teams like Campbell.”
N.C. A&T (5-7) had their best showings during the second and third sets. Alyssa Pitt and Brewer each tallied three four kills apiece in the second set, while the Aggies minimized their mistakes to post an impressive .417 hitting percentage. The Fighting Camels narrowly escaped the second set.
But in the third set it was clear momentum had shifted in N.C. A&T’s favor.
Trailing 19-18, the Aggies scored five of the next six points to take a 23-20 lead. Sophomore Christa Wilson’s kill tied the match at 20 before an attack error propelled A&T into the lead. Brewer then scored on a service ace and Lindor stretched the advantage to three on a vicious attack assisted by Brewer. The Camels did score on the next two points before a service error ended their run. The set ended on an attack error by Campbell’s Allena Heath.
N.C. A&T had a combined .315 hitting percentage in the second and third sets, but managed only a .097 hitting percentage in the fourth as the Camels clinched the set and the match.
A slow start in the first was unfortunate for the Aggies who posted a negative-.094 hitting percentage with only four recorded kills. It allowed Campbell to take over the set early as the Camels took a 16-6 lead, leading to an Aggies timeout. Despite the slow start, Brewer still had two assists and three digs.
“Edie does a great job of setting the ball, making consistent sets and putting her hitters in great positions,” said Clifton. “Tonight, she stepped it up on the defensive side of the ball and attacked pretty well. We had a lot of players come in tonight and do some great things. We will regroup, get back in the gym and set our sights on East Carolina.”
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