2017 Volleyball
Record: 17-7 Home: 10-1 Away: 5-5 Neutral: 2-1 AAC: 11-4
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Outside hitter Jordan Bemis and right-side hitter Charlotte Havrisik in action this season for the Skyhawks
Bluefield College
Volleyball - Fri, Sep. 15, 2017

BLUEFIELD, Va.   Bluefield College (5-8; 2-1 AAC) swept Point University (5-4; 1-1 AAC), 3 sets to none, in September 15 AAC inter-division collegiate action in Dome Gymnasium in Bluefield, Va.  The Rams, from the AAC North Division, defeated the Skyhawks, from the AAC South Division, by scores of 25-21, 26-24 and 25-18.


Point finished the three-set match with 37 kills and 22 attack errors in 106 total attacks (.142), 33 assists, one service ace, 41 defensive digs, and four total blocks.  Bluefield totaled 39 kills with just 14 errors in 99 total attacks (.253), 34 assists, six service aces, 42 digs and eight total blocks.


Junior outside hitter Jordan Bemis (Middleburg, FL) led the Skyhawks offensively with 12 kills and added five digs, one assisted block and went 15-for-15 in successful opponent service receptions.  Junior middle blocker Tatiana Dale (Kenner, LA) totaled eight kills with two errors in 19 attacks (.316), two digs, three assisted blocks block and a perfect 7-for-7 in service receptions, and senior right-side hitter Suheily Colon-Rodriguez (Carolina, Puerto Rico) contributed five kills and one assisted block.  Sophomore right-side hitter Charlotte Havrisik (Riverside, CA) finished with seven kills with just two errors in 15 attempts (.333) and two assisted blocks.


Freshman Kaitlyn Hawke (Highland, Mich.) led Point's setting tandem with 17 assists and also had five digs, while sophomore setter Julia Felix (New Orleans, La.) had two kills, set 13 assists and served one ace.


Defensively, senior libero Gabriana Nichols (Pecos, TX), sophomore defensive specialist Cameron Roby (Warner Robins, GA), and sophomore defensive specialist Tessa Burns (Columbus, GA) each recorded seven digs and combined to successfully pass 28 of 31 opponent serves.


Bluefield led 7-1 and 10-3 in the early stages of set one, but Point closed the gap to 14-13 before falling back to a four-point deficit.  The Skyhawks then scored five consecutive points, including two kills by Colon-Rodriguez and two Bluefield attack errors, and led for the only time in the set, 19-18.  The teams were tied at 20-20 and 21-21, but the Rams put together three kills for points 22-24 and Point's attack error for set points in a 25-21 win.


Set two featured 14 ties and five lead changes with Point leading by two points early and Bluefield leading by as many as five points, 19-14, and 20-16.  Point fought back to trail 20-19 and after trailing 22-19, the Skyhawks tied the score at 22-22 and fought off two set points to tie the score at 24-24 on a kill by Bemis, but Bluefield recorded a kill for point 25 and took advantage of a Point attack error for point 26.


Bluefield built an early lead, but Point came back to lead 10-9, 12-11 and 13-12, but five consecutive points gave the Rams a 17-13 advantage.  Bluefield extended its lead to eight points, 24-16, before winning 25-18.


NEXT MATCHES:  Coached by Amanda Jones, the Skyhawks face AAC North Division co-leader Union College (12-4; 3-0 AAC) in Barbourville, Kentucky, Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. eastern time, and return home to host AAC South Division foe Allen University (4-3; 0-2 AAC)), Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m.; Milligan College (3-9; 1-2 AAC) from the North Division, Friday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m.; and Montreat College (6-6; 3-0 AAC), the North Division co-leader with Union, Saturday, Sept. 23, at 12 noon, in West Point Park Gymnasium.