College Volleyball Final – Meredith 3, Guilford 1

Posted by Don Moore on September 8, 2011 at 9:17 am under College | Comments are off for this article

RALEIGH, N.C. – Meredith College held on for a 3-1 volleyball win over visiting Guilford College Wednesday night. The Avenging Angels moved to 4-2 with a 25-22, 25-18, 24-26, 25-22 victory in Weatherspoon Gym.

The first two sets were quite tight as neither squad led by more than three points until Meredith finished the second set on a 7-2 run. The Quakers staved off two match points in the third set and went on for a 26-24 win. Guilford had a 13-11 lead in the fourth set, but Meredith rallied with a 6-2 spurt that sent them onto victory.

Cori Spade led all students with 20 kills, 21 digs and five aces for Meredith. Teammate Anna Hayes added 11 kills on .310 hitting. Molly Markley was strong up from with eight kills and a game-high five blocks. Clarke Glendenning and Kara Baughman combined for 28 assists. The Avenging Angels had 12 service aces in the match.

Guilford senior Mary Moody put away 14 kills and had 13 digs. Classmates Emma Gunn and Laura Kopald both added 11 kills from the front line, while Taylor Phillips made 21 digs on defense. Kaci Chriscoe added 15 pickups and successfully fielded 24 serves for a 1.000 serve receive percentage. Taylor Whitley had a match-high 38 assists, plus two aces and five kills.

The Quakers open play in a two-day tournament hosted by Greensboro College Friday (9/10) at noon versus the host Pride in Hanes Gym.

Short Box Score (Match)
2010 Guilford College Volleyball
Guilford vs Meredith (Sep 07, 2011 at Raleigh, NC)

Meredith def. Guilford 25-22,25-18,24-26,25-22

Guilford (1-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Mary Moody 14-1-2; Emma Gunn 11-1-2; Laura Kopald 11-0-1; Malikah French 8-1-1; Taylor Whitley 5-2-0; Michaela Wall 2-0-1; Brittany DeCesare 1-0-0; Totals 52-5-4.0.
(Assists) – Taylor Whitley 38. (Dig leaders) – Taylor Phillips 21; Kaci Chriscoe 15; Taylor Whitley 14; Mary Moody 13; Laura Kopald 8

Meredith (4-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Cori Spade 20-5-1; Anna Hayes 11-0-0; Molly Markley 8-0-5; Rebecca Yow 7-0-0; Clarke Glendenning 6-3-2; Kara Baughman 1-0-0; Caroline Cobb 1-3-0; Marybeth Finegan 0-1-0; Totals 54-12-6.0.
(Assists) – Clarke Glendenning 28; Kara Baughman 17. (Dig leaders) – Cori Spade 21; Emily Anderson 19; Marybeth Finegan 19; Clarke Glendenning 9; Kara Baughman 8

Site: Raleigh, NC (Weatherspoon Gym)
Date: Sep 07, 2011
Attend: 178
Time: 1:53
Referees: Ronnie Mutter, Charlie Yang
Nonconference match

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