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Furman Sweeps Chattanooga on Saturday

Furman Sweeps Chattanooga on Saturday

 

Greenville, S.C. – Behind 17 kills from Carris Campbell, Furman volleyball swept Chattanooga 25-20, 25-14, 25-20 on Saturday night inside Alley Gym. The win moves the Paladins to 9-12 on the year, 5-5 in SoCon play, while the loss drops Chattanooga to 8-15, 4-6 SoCon.

Campbell followed up a career-high 19 kill performance on Friday night with 17 kills and a .625 hitting percentage on Saturday against the Mocs. Jamila Johnson put down eight kills and added 10 digs, while Hunter Thompson added a double-double with 37 assists and 11 digs. Courtney Hoffman put down four of her six kills in the second set, while Jordan McNeill added six kills and three aces.

Chattanooga grabbed an early 6-2 lead in the first, but the Paladins chipped away at it, using a 5-1 run to take an 18-17 lead. The teams traded points until Furman grabbed a 20-19 advantage, forcing the Mocs to take a timeout. Out of the timeout, Furman closed out the set on a 5-1 run, taking the first set 25-20 for a 1-0 match lead.

The Mocs took another early 6-3 in the second, but the Paladins again rallied to tie the set, this time at eight. The teams then traded points until Furman used a 3-0 run to take a 13-11 lead and force a Chattanooga timeout. The Paladins continued the run out of the timeout, as Jordan McNeill recorded back-to-back aces and Furman pushed the lead to 17-11, prompting the Mocs to take their final timeout of the set. McNeill added another ace and the Paladins pushed the lead to 21-11, before the Mocs finally ended the 11-0 run, cutting the Furman lead to 21-12. Following a Paladin error, Chattanooga cut the lead to 24-14, but Furman got a kill from Jamila Johnson to take set two, 25-14, for a 2-0 match lead.

The teams traded points in the third until Chattanooga opened a three-point lead at 15-12. Furman rallied, however, using back-to-back kills, then a 3-0 run to grab a 17-16 lead, forcing the Mocs to take a timeout. The Paladins pushed the lead to three at 20-17, but Chattanooga used back-to-back points to cut the lead to one at 20-19. Furman capitalized on a Samford serving error to take a 21-19 advantage, leading to the Mocs' final timeout of the set. Chattanooga cut the lead to one at 20-21, but Madison Gresham served Furman on a 4-0 run to end the set, taking it 25-20, and the match, 3-0.

Chattanooga was led by Gylian Finch with six kills and 10 digs, while Brenna Everingham added 16 digs.

Furman is back in action on Friday, traveling to Charleston, S.C., to take on The Citadel.