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Wildcat Volleyball Drops Weekend Matches

by | Oct 30, 2018 | Sports

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson volleyball team had its five-match win streak snapped at home Friday with a 3-0 loss to Saint Louis in Belk Arena.

With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 12-9 overall and 5-5 in the Atlantic 10. It’s Davidson’s first setback since a 3-0 loss to VCU on Oct. 6.

The Billikens (5-17, 4-6) have now won three of their last four. They took the first set 25-15, then followed it with 25-16 and 25-17 wins. Saint Louis held a .309 to .032 advantage in hitting percentage, as Maya Taylor and Sara Daniels finished with 15 and 10 kills, respectively.

Davidson was led by the five kills of Mason Rooney and Katharine Franz. Rooney added 11 assists, and Josie Treadwell had a team-high 12 digs.

The Wildcats’ home volleyball schedule came to an end Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 loss to Dayton in Belk Arena.

The Wildcats fell to 12-10 overall and 5-6 in the Atlantic 10, while second-place Dayton improved to 9-2 in league play and 18-7 overall.

The Flyers hit at a .347 percentage Sunday, including a high of .424 in the first set. A-10 kills leader Lauren Bruns had 16 kills and hit .560.

Hattie Rodriguez and Ciera Cockrell led Davidson with seven kills apiece, while Mason Rooney had a team-high 11 assists and Sam Thompson led with nine digs.

Dayton took the opening set 25-11 and led 22-15 in the second before Davidson rallied to make it close. The Flyers held on 25-23, however, then won the third set 25-17.

Sunday marked the final home contest for four Davidson seniors: Cockrell, Rooney, Thompson and Katharine Franz. They were honored prior to the match.

“I’m extremely proud of their contributions for four years,” said Davidson coach Chris Willis. “They began a culture change as well as a level of competitiveness change. I couldn’t be more proud of them as people or players.”

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Davidson will play its final three A-10 matches away from campus, beginning with a 7 p.m. contest at George Mason Friday, Nov. 2.

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