2017 Volleyball
Record: 16-7 Home: 10-1 Away: 4-5 Neutral: 2-1 AAC: 11-4
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Volleyball came from behind two sets to capture its sixth consecutive victory, 3-2.
St. Andrews University
Volleyball - Sun, Oct. 1, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga.   Point University (12-5; 7-2 AAC) was down two sets to none, but won three consecutive sets to pull off a come-from-behind victory against the visiting St. Andrews University Knights (10-6; 6-3 AAC), 3-2, in Saturday, September 30 Appalachian Athletic Conference volleyball action inside West Point Park Gymnasium in West Point, Ga.  This win marks the first five-set victory for Point over SAU in three attempts, and with the victory the Skyhawks have now won six consecutive matches. 


Point held a lead four separate times during the opening set, but the Knights took the first set, 25-22.  SAU led by as many as 10 points in the second set and would take a commanding 2-0 lead with a 25-22 victory in the second set.


The Skyhawks trailed 8-4 in the third set, but finished the set on a 21-10 run to keep their chances of winning alive, taking the match, 25-18.  Point trailed just one time during the fourth set and led by as many as six points, winning the fourth 26-24 on back-to-back kills from junior middle blocker Tatiana Dale (Kenner, LA) to force a decisive fifth set.


The Skyhawks raced ahead to a 6-2 lead in the final set, but the Knights used a 5-1 run to tie the match, 7-7. Point went ahead and finished the remainder of the match on an 8-5 run to take the set, 15-12, and the match, 3-2.   


Point finished the five-set match with 62 kills and 31 attack errors in 186 total attacks (.167), 55 set assists, 81 digs, and nine total team blocks.  SAU totaled 62 kills with 35 errors in 182 total attacks (.148), 56 set assists, 86 digs and seven total team blocks.


Junior outside hitter Jordan Bemis (Middleburg, FL) finished with a team-high 15 kills with eight digs and two blocks, Dale added 14 kills and two digs, and sophomore right-side hitter Charlotte Havrisik (Riverside, CA) totaled 13 kills and also added two digs and one block.  Senior middle blocker Suheily Colon-Rodriguez (Carolina, Puerto Rico) totaled 10 kills with just one attack error in 22 attempts (.409) and freshman outside hitter Te'a Owens (Rossville, GA) finished with eight kills and three digs.


Sophomore setter Julia Felix (New Orleans, LA) had a season-high 31 set assists and added ten digs, and freshman setter Kaitlyn Hawke (Highland, MI) added 20 set assists and 11 digs.


Defensively, senior libero Gabriana Nichols (Pecos, TX) finished with a team-high 22 digs, three set assists and went 28-for-29 in service receptions, and sophomore defensive specialist Tessa Burns (Columbus, GA) recorded 12 digs and went 14-for-15 in service receptions.


NEXT MATCH:  Coached by Amanda Jones, the Skyhawks host Truett McConnell University for an Appalachian Athletic Conference match, Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time at West Point Park Gymnasium in West Point, Ga.