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Wildcat Volleyball Falls in Four to College of Charleston

by | Sep 14, 2021

Even when Hattie Rodriguez issn’t on court, she is making her presence known.


CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Davidson volleyball team dropped to 4-4 overall on the season on Sunday, after falling 3-1 to the home Cougars at the College of Charleston Invitational. 

Despite a first set loss, the ‘Cats bounced back to a 25-23 second-set victory and settled the match score at 1-1. In the set win,the Wildcats trailed 19-17 late, but strong serving from Bella Brady and kills from Sophia Hritz and Isabel Decker lifted Davidson to a 20-19 advantage. Eventually, a few miscues from the Charleston defense and a kill from Sola Omonije sealed the deal for the Wildcats to win their lone set of the day.

Hattie Rodriguez continues to lead the Wildcat offense, as the senior attacker tallied 12 kills and nine digs, while Decker, the A-10’s reigning Rookie of the Week, added seven kills and eight digs to the scoresheet. Lauryn Albold, Anela Davis and Omonije were steady forces at the net, as the trio combined for eight block assists on the day. 

Overall, the Cougars kept the more steady offense, hitting .206 across four sets while the ‘Cats finished with a .104 attacking percentage. With Charleston’s 59 kills, compared to Davidson’s 39, Hritz and Brady still anchored the defense, providing 10 and 13 digs, respectively. 

Davidson will return to play next weekend to close out the non-conference season with a pair of road games at Wake Forest and UNC Chapel Hill. Complete game information will be available at

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