EAST GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T volleyball is still undefeated in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) after eight matches.
Freshman Addy Warfield recorded her fifth career double-double with a team-high 14 assists and a match-high 10 digs to lead the Aggies to a 3-0 win over Delaware State (25-10, 16, 19) Sunday afternoon at Moore Gymnasium. The Aggies are on the best winning streak school history. They won their eighth straight with the win to improve to 10-12 overall and 8-0 in the MEAC.
Junior setter/right side Edie Brewer had 13 assists and a match-high eight kills to go along with four digs and two blocks. Senior Lelia Haynesworth added five kills and sophomore libero Andrea Laboy-Rivera contributed with seven digs and three assists.
N.C. A&T started hot in the first set by scoring the first 10 points of the match with Warfield serving. The Aggies lead eventually grew to 13-2. The closest the Hornets (8-15, 3-5 MEAC) got was eight at 17-9. ware State scored seven of the next 11 points to cut the lead to eight points, 17-9.
The Aggies scored the next five points to take complete command of the set, however as Brewer earned two kills and freshman Mallory Porcher had a kill during the run to lead the Aggies to the first-set win.
Delaware State held a few leads in the second set and at one point led 12-11, but with Milanna Morgan serving, the Aggies scored the next seven points to increase the lead to eight points, 19-11. Morgan also had a service ace during the spurt. After a DSU point, with Makaylah Elliott serving, N.C. A&T scored the next five points to increase the lead to 12 points at 24-12.
Haynesworth had four kills during the run.
The Hornets tried to come back by scoring the next four points to cut the lead to eight points, 24-16, but Haynesworth’s kill gave the Aggies the nine-point set win to take a 2-0 match lead.
N.C. A&T held a 12-9 lead in the third set before going on a run. With Laboy-Rivera serving, the Aggies scored four consecutive points to increase their lead to seven points at 16-9. Pitt and Shabazz had a kill apiece during the run.
After a Delaware State point, the Aggies scored the next five points with Warfield serving. That scoring outburst included kills from Elliott and Pitt to increase the lead to 11, 21-10. The Hornets tried to come back late again scoring nine of the next 12 points, but a bad set by DSU gave the Aggies the set and the match.
The Hornets were led by Sydney Armbrister with five kills. DSU was held to a -.069 hitting percentage and committed 28 attack errors.
The Aggies head back on the road this weekend with a trip to Norfolk, Va., to face Norfolk State Friday at 6 p.m. and a trip to Washington, D.C., to face MEAC Northern Division leader and reigning three-time MEAC champion Howard University Sunday at 1 p.m.