2017 Volleyball
Record: 17-7 Home: 10-1 Away: 5-5 Neutral: 2-1 AAC: 12-4
 
 
 
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Volleyball - Sun, Aug. 27, 2017

MARIETTA, Ga.:  Point University (4-3) lost a pair of 3-1 decisions to University of Mobile (Ala.) and Life University (5-2) in Aug. 26 collegiate women's volleyball action at the Life University Invitational in Marietta, Ga.  Mobile (8-0) defeated the Skyhawks, 23-25, 25-17, 30-28 and 25-17, in a morning match, and Life also overcame a one-set deficit and won 18-25, 28-26, 26-24 and 25-18.

 

POINT VS. UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE:  In set one, Mobile went from a 10-10 tie to a 14-10 lead and led 17-15 just before Point scored five consecutive points and grabbed a 20-15 advantage.  Mobile went on a 7-1 spurt and led 22-21, but Point ended the set on a 4-1 run and won set one, 25-23.

 

The Skyhawks scored the first three points of set two but fell behind gradually the rest of the set and trailed 23-14 near the end of a 25-16 loss.  Mobile led 4-1 early in set three and later led by four points, 15-11.  Point led just once in the set, 18-17, and the set was tied 11 times as the teams seesawed back and forth in the latter stages.  Point saved set point when it tied the score at 26-26, and Mobile saved two set points before scoring the final two points on Point attack errors for a 30-28 win.  The Rams led by eight points, 20-12, in set four, took their biggest lead at 24-15 and went on to win 25-17.  The Rams' win ended Point's four-match winning streak.

 

Point totaled 42 kills with 27 attack errors in 151 total attack attempts (.099), 35 set assists, a season-high eight service aces, 58 digs, and six total blocks.  Mobile totaled 67 kills with 20 errors in 163 attack attempts (.288), 62 assists, 69 digs and 12 total blocks.

 

Junior middle hitter Tatiana Dale (Kenner, La.) and junior outside hitter Jordan Bemis (Middleburg, Fla.) finished with 10 kills each.  Dale also had four digs and an assisted block, and Bemis added three digs and two assisted blocks.  Sophomore right-side hitter Charlotte Havrisik (Riverside, CA) totaled eight kills and one assisted block, and senior right-side hitter Suheily Colon-Rodriguez (Carolina, Puerto Rico) contributed five kills and five assisted blocks.  Freshman outside hitter Te'a Owens (Rossville, GA) added three kills, two service aces, a team-high 17 digs and successfully passed all 14 of the opponent serves that entered her zone.

 

Point's freshman setter Kaitlyn Hawke (Highland, Mich.) set 20 assists, served one ace and had 10 digs, and sophomore setter Julia Felix (New Orleans, LA) set 12 assists, served three aces and had 11 digs.  Defensively, senior libero Gabriana Nichols (Pecos, TX) totaled 16 digs and went 29-for-29 in service receptions.  Senior defensive specialist Cameron Roby (Warner Robins, GA) contributed three digs and went 15-for-15 in service receptions.

 

POINT VS. LIFE:  Point trailed just once and was tied with Life eight times in set one.  The Skyhawks led by as many as seven points in set one, 23-16, after scoring seven consecutive points and won 25-18.  Life won the next three sets and the match, 3-1.

 

The Running Eagles won set two, 28-26.  Life scored the first five points of the set and took its widest advantage of the set, and Point fought back and led by four, 12-8.  Down 14-10, Life put together four consecutive points and tied the set.  The Running Eagles went ahead 20-17, 21-18 and 23-20 before the Skyhawks rallied to tie the set at 23-23.  Point saved three consecutive set points and tied the score three times, but Life scored the final two points on a pair of Point attack errors.  Life tied the match score, 1-1, with the win.

 

Point led by five points twice in set three, 17-12 and 21-16.  Life put together a 7-2 run and tied the set at 23-23.  Point reached set point at 24-23, but Life scored the next three points and won, 26-24.  The hosts built a seven-point lead, 24-17, and never trailed or was tied with Point in a 25-18 win in set four and clinched the match win, three sets to none.

 

Point finished the four sets with 40 kills with 28 attack errors in 139 total attack attempts (.086) and set 34 assists, served two aces, dug up a season-high 65 opponent attacks, and posted five total blocks.  Life totaled 57 kills with 34 errors in 165 attack attempts (.139), 48 assists, five service aces, 67 digs and eight total blocks.

 

Senior right-side hitter Suheily Colon-Rodriguez (Carolina, Puerto Rico) contributed eight kills in 20 attempts, two digs and three assisted blocks, and junior middle hitter Tatiana Dale (Kenner, La.) added seven kills, 12 digs, one solo and two assisted blocks and went 17-for-17 in successful service receptions.  Sophomore right-side hitter Charlotte Havrisik (Riverside, CA) totaled seven kills, two digs and one assisted block.  Junior outside hitter Jordan Bemis (Middleburg, Fla.) and freshman outside hitter Te'a Owens (Rossville, GA) each had six kills, and Bemis also had six digs and went 12-for-15 in service receptions.  Owens had seven digs, and went 5-for-5 in service receptions.

 

Point's freshman setter Kaitlyn Hawke (Highland, Mich.) set 19 assists, served two aces and had five digs, and sophomore setter Julia Felix (New Orleans, LA) set 11 assists and five digs.  Senior libero Gabriana Nichols (Pecos, TX) tied Dale for the team-lead with 12 digs and went 19-for-21 in service receptions.  Senior defensive specialist Cameron Roby (Warner Robins, GA) added seven digs and a perfect 13-for-13 in service receptions.

 

NEXT MATCH:  After a 12-day layoff, the Skyhawks, coached by Amanda Jones, opens the Appalachian Athletics Conference volleyball season with an AAC Southern Division match against Columbia College from South Carolina, Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

 
 
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