Volleyball Topples Tigers in Dramatic Fashion, Advances to SAA Finals

Volleyball Topples Tigers in Dramatic Fashion, Advances to SAA Finals

ROME, Ga. — After falling behind 2-0 to the Sewanee Tigers in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) semifinals this afternoon, the Berry College volleyball team rallied to pull off a fitting reverse-sweep and advance to their second straight SAA Tournament Finals tomorrow afternoon. 

The win pushed the No. 17 Vikings' overall record to 24-3 on the season and extended their winning streak at the Cage Center to 27-straight matches. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Despite jumping out to a 10-4 lead in the opening set, Sewanee battled back and kept things tight the rest of the way. A four-point run by the Tigers at the end of the set secured a 1-0 lead on a 26-24 set score.
  • Sewanee maintained all of the momentum in set two, claiming it by a 25-15 score. 
  • Berry finally began to click in the third set, hitting .281 en route to a 25-14 score to push the match to 2-1. 
  • In a more tightly contested fourth set, Berry hit .250 and tied the match with a 25-20 final. 
  • Berry dominated the fifth set, hitting .556.

BERRY STANDOUTS:

NOTABLES:

  • Berry's 13 service aces tied a program record.

UP NEXT:

  • Berry will face Birmingham-Southern tomorrow at 1:00 PM for the SAA title. 

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