Volleyball Recap: August 30
Northwestern State 3, Alcorn State 0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-12)
LORMAN, Miss. - Alcorn State fell to Northwestern State 3-0 in the team's home opener Wednesday night at the Davey L. Whitney Complex.
NSU (1-3) took off early in the opening set, capitalizing off of multiple errors to take a 9-1 lead. After a Northwestern service error and a kill by Daharri Thompkins made it 10-3, NSU reeled off five unanswered en route to claiming the set. In set two, Alcorn started quickly to go up 2-1, but NSU responded with five straight points. Kills by Valadares and Thompkins, coupled with an NSU attack error, allowed the Lady Braves to pull within 7-5. However, it wouldn't be enough as the Lady Demons used three 4-0 runs to take a 2-0 advantage heading to set three.
The Lady Braves battled the Lady Demons to a 6-6 knot as Fiapaipai Iosia assisted Singryd Valadares to cap off a 3-0 run. Following another tie at 7-7, the visitors took over with a 9-1 run. Alcorn got to within 20-12, but NSU claimed the set and the match with five unanswered.
Thompkins and Valadares led Alcorn on offense with five and four kills respectively. Jasmine Chambers finished with eight assists and an ace, while Brittney Dumas collected six assists.
Iosia, the SWAC Defensive Player of the Week, led the team with 10 digs, followed by Kaylyn Latin with six. Alondra Rivera Modesto, Valadares, and Kayla Anderson each recorded a pair of blocks.
Courtesy: Alcorn State Sports Information