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Courtesy: Clay Bailey

Volleyball Recaps: October 9

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 10/09/2017
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Alabama State 3, Jackson State 1 (15-25,25-17,25-19,25-11)

JACKSON, Miss. - Alabama State ran its consecutive conference win to streak to 30 consecutive matches, powering past Jackson State University 3-1 in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play Monday night.

Alabama State (16-7, 9-0 SWAC) ventured to the last place where they lost in conference play – back in 2015 – and walked away with the victory after dropping the first set. They ran their current win streak to 11 consecutive victories this season, and now have won 14 of their last 15 matches.

Ni’yesha Brown, the leader in kills in the conference, led Alabama State with a career-high 25 kills on 63 total attacks, finishing the night with a .286 hitting percentage. She was one of two players in double figures in kills with Briana Dorsey adding 15 while hitting a career-high .652 on the night. Payten Clark finished with nine kills while hitting .389, while the Lady Hornets hit .308 as a team on the night.

Alabama State recorded 62 total kills on the night, to just 46 for Jackson State.

Kori Kutsch led the Lady Hornets with 24 assists, while Justus Tuiolosega added 18 for the Lady Hornets, who finished the night with 50 assists on 62 kills. Defensively, Asha Daniels finished the night with 23 total digs, with Tuiolosega adding eight.

Alexandra Burney led Jackson State (3-20, 2-6 SWAC) with 15 kills, while Sapphire Simpson had a match-high 33 assists. Tyler Moorer led the Lady Tigers with 15 digs, while Simpson added 11.

Courtesy: Alabama State Athletic Strategic Communications


Mississippi Valley State 3, Alcorn State 0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-16)

LORMAN, Miss. - Kalin Barnes put away 10 kills to guide Mississippi Valley (4-19, 2-6 SWAC) to a straight-set win at Alcorn State (2-27, 0-9 SWAC) on Monday night.

Joilyn Azore put down eight kills on a .500 attack clip to aid the Devilettes' cause. Taylor Selfridge chipped in 12 digs, seven kills and two blocks. Nadia Crawford put up 11 digs, Jessica Bell added 10, and Jaime Polk put up 26 assists to go with six digs, three kills and two service aces. Haley Buard and Tylia Dixon also contributed with four kills each.

Singryd Valadares led Alcorn with 11 kills on a .435 hitting percentage. Alicia Johnson added five kills. Pai Iosia led the defensive effort with 12 digs, two assists and a kill. Jasmine Chambers was a dig shy of a double-double with 14 helpers and nine digs. Ashley Samuel and Daharri Thompkins posted three kills apiece.

The Devilettes outhit Alcorn .260 - .078 in the match, highlighted by a .346 clip during set two. Mississippi Valley managed 37 total kills on the night compared to Alcorn's 27, despite the Lady Braves holding an edge in total attack (102-96) over the visiting Devilettes.


Arkansas-Pine Bluff 3, Prairie View A&M 1 (26-24, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22)

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas - Taylor Sheppy (14) and Lisa Casimie (13) combined for 27 kills to fuel Arkansas-Pine Bluff (5-16, 4-4 SWAC) to a four-set road win over Prairie View A&M (3-10, 3-6 SWAC) Monday night.

Casimie posted 11 digs for a double-double. Kendalle Howard added 11 digs, eight kills and three blocks, narrowly missing out on a double-double. Lauren Corby posted seven kills, five digs and five blocks. Britney Sahlmann had a stat-stuffing performance with 41 assists, seven digs and six kills.

For Prairie View, Latrice Brown spiked home 15 kills and added six digs. Hailee Morton notched 11 kills and also added six kills. Taylor Goudeau put in 16 digs, eight kills and three blocks. Erica Jimenez and Mykaeli Franklin each collected double-double as Jimenez dished out 22 assists to go with 12 digs, and Franklin netted 19 helpers and 11 digs, along with two kills.

Christen Augustine picked up 14 digs.

A back-and-forth set one looked to be going Prairie View's way after the Lady Panthers built a 17-14 lead, but UAPB managed to come back and -- after PVAMU tied it at 24 -- got a Howard kill, and Corby and Casimie turned away a Goudeau attack to hand set one to the Lady Lions.

UAPB nearly squandered a 20-14 advantage in set two, shaking off a Prairie View comeback to eventually steal the set, but the Lady Panthers returned fire, overcoming a 19-16 deficit with a 9-3 run to make the match 2-1.

After a kill from Taylor Burrall made set 18-12 in favor of UAPB, Prairie View took control with a 9-0 run. However, Sheppy put down three straight kills to spark a match-deciding 7-1 run for the Lady Lions.

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