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Scotties Stopped by Toccoa in Four Sets

Scotties Stopped by Toccoa in Four Sets

TOCCOA, Ga.—For the second time in nearly a week, Toccoa Falls handed Agnes Scott Volleyball a defeat. However, unlike in the first matchup, Agnes Scott was able to battle from two sets down to take the third game before ultimately falling in four sets. The Screaming Eagles won 25-15, 25-11, 19-25, 25-10.

The first set played fairly even at the start, but two separate runs put on by the Screaming Eagles allowed them to pull away toward the end. Neither team could find any rhythm on offense but were able to do enough to hit at a positive mark.

The second and fourth sets were what set the two teams apart. Toccoa's placement on the offensive end gave the Scotties fits for much of the night, but even more so in those two sets. The Screaming Eagles were able to register 14 kills in each set compared to match low fives for the Scotties. Even more importantly, Toccoa Falls was able to minimize mistakes in each game with only four coming on the attack between the two sets, each ending with a slanted score in its favor.

For the Scotties, the third set was something to build off of as they enter the start of their USA South Conference schedule next week. From start to finish, Agnes Scott put together its most complete set of the season. The Scotties hit for a .258 mark and looked like the better team for the entirety of the set in all facets of the game.

Unfortunately, Toccoa was able to use the break between the third and fourth sets to get things back into gear and finish out with its strongest performance of the night. The three-headed attack of Natalie Thompson, Katie Hall and Erin Cary combined for 38 of Toccoa's 51 kills, helping the team to an overall mark of .258.

Kayle Glore had 42 assists on the evening to go with three service aces. Hall was the point leader on the night for either side, as she added four service aces to her 13-kill, 20-dig match.

Paige Heck (Indianapolis, Ind.) had a strong night on offense for the Scotties with seven kills to only two hitting errors. First-year Kalia Jones (Atlanta, Ga.) led the squad in points with 10 with a solid defensive night with two solo blocks and two block assists. She also finished off five balls.

Bella Kammerer (Mt. Sterling, Ky.) had 20 assists and two service aces. Tiara White (Sinton, Texas) dug up 18 to pace the effort on defense.

Agnes Scott (1-8) will be right back in action on Friday with a newly scheduled game against Huntingdon at 7 p.m. in Woodruff Gym. The Scotties' initial opponent could not make the trip to Decatur due to Hurricane Florence.