Volleyball Splits on First Day at Emory National Tournament

Volleyball Splits on First Day at Emory National Tournament

ATLANTA — The No. 25 Berry College volleyball team opened play at the Emory National Tournament on Friday night with a split, sweeping Whitworth University 3-0 before falling to the No. 8 Emory Eagles in straight sets. 

The Vikings now sit at 3-2 on the year. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Game One
    • Berry jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the opening set, maintaining the tempo for the remainder of the match. 
    • Berry claimed set one 25-16, set two 25-11 and set three 25-15
    • The Vikings were dominant, hitting .364 as a team with six total blocks. 
  • Game Two
    • It was tougher sledding against the No. 8 Emory Eagles. The Vikings dropped the opening set 25-19 after the Eagles went on a 4-0 run late to create separation. 
    • Set two, Berry fell 25-17 after tying the game at 11.
    • The Vikings regained some momentum late in the third, but was caught out of rotation to allow Emory to go on a run and secure the win. 

BERRY STANDOUTS:

NOTABLES:

  • Berry had 14 service aces against Whitworth, which ties the fourth most in program history for a three set match. 

UP NEXT:

  • Berry will face Tufts tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. in Atlanta.