2017 Volleyball
Record: 16-7 Home: 10-1 Away: 4-5 Neutral: 2-1 AAC: 11-4
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#14 Jordan Bemis and #10 Gabriana Nichols in action in West Point Park Gym this season
Tennessee Wesleyan
Volleyball - Sat, Oct. 7, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga.   Point University (15-5; 10-2 AAC), the second-place team in the Appalachian Athletics Conference Southern Division and third-place team in the conference overall, recorded its tenth 3-0 victory sweep of the season with a 25-13, 25-16 and 25-17 AAC win over Tennessee Wesleyan University (5-15; 1-9 AAC), Saturday, Oct. 7, in West Point Park Gymnasium.


The Skyhawks have won a school-record nine consecutive matches and have already collected a school-record 15 wins this season, two more than the previous school record, and still have seven more regular-season matches left this season.


The Skyhawks began each of the three sets quickly enroute to a 3-0 sweep over the Bulldogs. The sides were tied just once in the match (2-2 in set one), and Tennessee Wesleyan never led.  Point led 6-3 early in set one and put together a 7-0 run midway through the set and took a 14-6 advantage.  After leading 15-10, the Skyhawks outscored Tennessee Wesleyan over the rest of set one, 10-3, and won 25-13.


Point never trailed in set two and built an early 10-3 lead.  The Skyhawks later led by nine points three times, 16-7, 19-10 and the final 25-16 score.  Set three also began well for Point which raced out to an 8-1 advantage.  Tennessee Wesleyan trimmed Point's lead to 9-7, but the Skyhawks rebuilt the lead to as many as nine points, 24-15, before winning the set, 25-17.


Point finished the three-set match with 42 kills with just nine errors in 100 total attacks (.333), 37 set assists, 55 digs and 10 solo blocks.  Tennessee Wesleyan totaled 28 kills with 28 attack errors in 112 total attacks (.000), 25 set assists, 46 digs and just one solo block.


Junior outside hitter Jordan Bemis (Middleburg, FL) led the Skyhawks with 12 kills with just one error in 23 attempts (.478) and served one ace and had four digs, and junior middle blocker Tatiana Dale (Kenner, LA), who is tied with Bemis for second place on the team with 140 kills this season and leads the team with 45 total blocks and 26 solos, contributed nine kills with no errors in 12 attempts (.750) and recorded six solo blocks.


Sophomore right-side hitter Charlotte Havrisik (Riverside, CA) finished with eight kills, five digs and one solo block, and leads the team with 169 kills (2.5 per set) and ranks second with 33 total blocks.  Senior middle blocker Suheily Colon-Rodriguez (Carolina, Puerto Rico) contributed six kills with no errors in 13 attempts (.462), four digs and two solo blocks.


Freshman outside hitter Te'a Owens (Rossville, GA) added three kills, and sophomore setter Julia Felix (New Orleans, LA) also had three kills, a season-high 34 set assists, one service ace one solo block and led the team defensively with 12 digs.  Felix, who made the AAC All-Freshman team last season, leads Point with 354 assists (5.3 per set) for the second consecutive season, and ranks second with 19 service aces.


Senior libero Gabriana Nichols (Pecos, TX), Point's digs leader this season with 276 (4.1 per set) finished with nine digs and three assists and committed no service reception errors in 11 attempts.  Nichols has committed no reception errors in her last three matches and just two in her last nine matches, all of which were won by Point.  Nichols has committed just 10 reception errors in 349 attempts this season, a team-best percentage of .971.


Sophomore defensive specialists Tessa Burns (Columbus, GA) and sophomore defensive specialist Cameron Roby (Warner Robins, GA) each contributed eight digs, and Burns also served two aces.


NEXT MATCH:  Coached by Amanda Jones, the Skyhawks play a showdown match against Reinhardt University (17-4; 8-1 AAC), Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m., in Waleska, Ga.  A Point victory moves the Skyhawks into a first-place tie in the AAC Southern Division with Reinhardt.