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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Alabama State clinches regular season championship

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 10/30/2017
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Alabama State 3, Alcorn State 0 (25-10, 25-8, 25-18)

LORMAN, Miss. - Alabama State clinched the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season championship and the No. 1 seed in the SWAC Volleyball Tournament with a straight-set win over Alcorn State Monday night.

Alabama State (23-9, 16-0 SWAC) used a total team effort with 30 kills, and held Alcorn State to just 14 kills and a -.042 hitting percentage on the night for the victory. Ni’yesha Brown led the way with seven kills, while Krysta Medearis and Bayle’ Bennett added six each.

Kori Kutsch led Alabama State with 12 assists. Defensively, Brittany Brown led the team in digs for the second consecutive match as she recorded eight in the win. Kutsch and Bennett each added six, while Medearis and Candace Martin led Alabama State with three blocks apiece.

Alcorn State got six kills from Octavia Dixon. Majesty Ferguson added 10 assists and two kills. 

The Lady Hornets not only held Alcorn State to a negative hitting percentage, but they hit .407 team and had five players hit .400 or better. Ni’yesha Brown led the way hitting .538, while Briana Dorsey hit .500 with five kills. Payten Clark finished at .500, Medearis finished at .455 and Martin at .400 in the win.

Alabama State won the first set hitting .458, the second hitting .357 and the third hitting .381.

Courtesy: Alabama State Athletic Strategic Communications