• Greydon Buhlig

SWOSU Volleyball sweeps ECU 3-0, gets first win of the year

Picture Creds: SWOSU Media Relations, Klemson Lancaster

By Greydon Buhlig

Sports Editor

The SWOSU Women’s Volleyball team had their first GAC home game on Wednesday as they hosted the Lady Tigers of East Central. Through the first 8-points, SWOSU held a 6-2 lead, but ECU would climb back in it and go on a 6-2 run themselves. The first set would stay within 5 points and ECU would call the 1st timeout of the match down 20-16. Chezney Nielsen would have a huge kill to get it to set point, but ECU wouldn’t go away and force the Dawgs to take their last timeout at 24-24. The Lady Dawgs would take the 1st set as Lacy Mott gave them a 28-26 win.

The 2nd set began just like 1st set ended, back-and-forth with it being tied 5-5 10-points into the set. Neither team could grab a big lead and it would remain a tie at 12-12. ECU would hold a 1-point lead, 17-16 as SWOSU would take their 1st timeout of the set. The Lady Dawgs would go on a 3-1 run before ECU called a timeout to talk things over. The Dawgs would pull away at the end and take a 25-21 win in the 2nd set.

SWOSU would jump out early in the 3rd set and take a huge lead, but ECU would stay alive and keep it interesting at 24-22 with match point looming. Freshman Lacy Mott would end it with a kill as the Lady Dawgs would win in 3 sets (28-26, 25-21, 25-22).

Their next match is set for Feb. 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Weatherford, Okla.


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