SPORTS

Wildcat Volleyball Falls to La Salle Sunday

by | Sep 29, 2019 | Sports

The Wildcats dropped their match against La Salle on Sunday. [this photo from Friday night]

DAVIDSON — Two matches into the Atlantic 10 season, the Davidson volleyball team is 1-1 in conference play, with the most recent result being a 3-0 loss to La Salle Sunday afternoon in Belk Arena.

The Wildcats defeated Duquesne 3-1 Friday, and Davidson coach Chris Willissaid his team learned a lot about itself in the first weekend of league play.

“We played well against Duquesne, and we needed to be better against La Salle,” he said. “La Salle is a very good team in the conference. They’ve raised their ability to compete in the last three years. That’s somebody we have to shoot for.”

On Sunday, the Explorers survived a tight first set, 25-23, as both teams hit over the .300 mark. La Salle then won the second set 25-14 and the third 25-17.

“I give full credit to La Salle for playing a great match,” said Willis. “We need to be performing a lot more efficiently in scoring points and on first contacts with serve receives and defense. We just need to execute at a higher level.”

Libero Josie Treadwell had nine digs and surpassed the 1,000 dig mark for her career (1,005).

Hattie Rodriguez led Davidson with 10 kills, while Madeline Wynn added eight.

Up Next
Davidson is back in action Friday, Oct. 4 against VCU in Belk Arena, beginning at 6 p.m.

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