2017 Volleyball
Record: 6-5 Home: 4-1 Away: 0-3 Neutral: 2-1 AAC: 2-2
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Senior defensive specialist Gabriana Nichols stretches out to make a play on the ball.
Volleyball - Thu, Aug. 17, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Coached by Amanda Jones, Point University (1-1) opened its season by hosting Brewton-Parker College (0-2) and Southeastern University (2-0) in Thursday, Aug. 17, non-conference intercollegiate volleyball action at West Point Park Gymnasium in West Point, Ga. 


Point dropped the first match of the three-way competition to Southeastern in four sets, and after Southeastern defeated Brewton-Parker in three sets in the middle match of the day, Point faced Brewton-Parker to conclude the day's matches, sweeping the Barons in three sets, 25-16, 25-17, and 25-22. 


Point finished its two matches with a combined 67 kills with 54 attack errors in 259 total attacks while also racking up 52 set assists, 12 service aces, 118 defensive digs, and 13 total blocks.  Point sophomore middle hitter Charlotte Havrisik (Riverside, CA) led Point on the day with 19 kills in 56 attempts, also adding five digs, four solo blocks and four assisted blocks, and senior defensive specialist Gabriana Nichols (Pecos, TX) led all Skyhawks with 37 digs and added 14 attack assists. 


Sophomore setter Julia Felix (New Orleans, LA) finished with 10 kills in 27 attempts, and totaled 16 digs and 19 set assists, and freshman setter Kaitlyn Hawke (Highland, MI) totaled a team-high 26 set assists while adding six kills.


Point vs. Southeastern:  Point's first match of the new season saw the first three sets decided by just two points each (25-23, 28-26, 24-26), but the Fire would widen the gap in the fourth and final set by taking the set, 25-19, handing the Skyhawks their first loss of the young season.


Southeastern vs. Brewton-Parker:  Southeastern faced Brewton-Parker in Thursday's middle match and won in three sets, 25-16, 25-8, and 25-18.


Point vs. Brewton-Parker:  In the final match of the evening, Point faced Brewton-Parker, winning the first two sets by a combined margin of 17 points (25-16, 25-17), and had to battle back in the third set, being down by as many as six points at 11-5, before finishing the set on a 20-11 run to earn the three-set victory over the Barons.


NEXT MATCH: The Skyhawks host non-conference opponent Pensacola Christian College for a single match on Friday, Aug. 18, at 4 p.m. ET at West Point Park Gymnasium in West Point, Ga.