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.
- Emily Hancock: 20 K, .277 K%, 7 AST, 14 D
- Carson VanCampen: 9 K, 2 D, 8 BLK
- Emily Rapach: 6 K, .312 K%, 38 AST, 14 D, 2 BLK
- Sarah Sprague: 9 K, .316 K%, 3 BLK
- Berry's 13 service aces tied a program record.
- Berry will face Birmingham-Southern tomorrow at 1:00 PM for the SAA title.