Trojans Blank Barton and Coker on Final Day of InvitationalSeptember 8, 2012
ANDERSON, S.C. – Using a both a balanced offensive attack and a stout defensive effort, the Anderson University volleyball earned a pair of sweeps at the AU Invitational Saturday at the Abney Athletic Center.
The Trojans blanked Barton, 3-0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-17) and Coker 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-15) to improve to 6-1 on the season. Barton slipped to 0-4 while Coker remained winless at 0-8.
“This was a great weekend for our team,” said Anderson head coach Craig Mosqueda. “Even though we dropped a match to Belmont Abbey, we learned a lot about our team and the work we need to put in to improve. Even after the loss, our team played with more purpose and aggression. This was seen in our first game against Coker when we were down in the first set and stormed back to win the set and the match. Our hard work from the spring is definitely paying off.”
Sophomore Hailey Pittman led the offensive attack with 20 kills on the day, while Shannon Gillespie added 15 and freshman Victoria Wehrmann chipped in 14. Meghan Cautero handed out 58 assists on the day and defensively, Alix Hooker recorded 21 digs and Gillespie notched 20.
Senior Tiffany Rowe recorded six blocks in the two matches, with Pittman garnering four.
Both Pittman and Rowe were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Anderson wraps up its five-match homestand by playing host to Queens on Tuesday. First-serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Abney Athletic Center.