Volleyball Wins Seventh Straight Match in Sweep Over Rhode Island
DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson volleyball’s magical season rolled on Saturday afternoon as the ‘Cats won their seventh straight Atlantic 10 contest, marking the program’s longest winning streak since 2002.
The Wildcats downed Rhode Island for the second-straight day, in their 13th win of the season, with a 3-0 sweep from inside Belk Arena. Davidson swung .256 at the net and held the Rams to a .074 attacking percentage.
The ‘Cats jumped out to a fast start behind solid serving from Bella Brady and four kills off the bat from Kayla Davis. As Davidson built a 14-8 lead the Rams struggled to respond, with Anela Davis and Emma Slusser notching two-straight kills to close out the set, 25-15.
Rhody bounced back in the second, going point-for-point with the Wildcats until the frame was tied at 12-all. With Jessie Doyal on the endline, Davidson aced the Rams and built to a 15-12 lead, its largest of the set, and eventually pulled away with the 25-19 victory.
In the final set of the day, the ‘Cats hit .273 and jumped out hot, building to a 6-0 lead. With 14 kills and four total blocks, Davidson had shut down the Rams for good to win the third, 25-15.
Overall, the ‘Cats combined for 16 total blocks and three solo stuffs. Anela Davis had three solos and five assists, while Kayla Davis hit .600 in the middle. Jackie Bardin had the team-high 10 kills, and Slusser swung a match-best .667 on four kills and six swings.
Davidson will travel to Saint Louis next weekend for a pair of Atlantic 10 matchups with the Billikens.