BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern volleyball team takes another big conference win, sweeping Rhodes 3-0. The Panthers had a .322 hitting percentage as a team, the second best this season.
The first set started off tied at 2-2, but the Panthers soon took the lead 6-3 over the Lynxes. Birmingham-Southern went on a massive 10 point run with kills from Alyssa Coats and Leah Neilsen to take the lead to 19-6. Rhodes fought back to make it a closer 19-11, before Birmingham-Southern took the game 25-14 with Kennedy Dickens ending the set with a kill.
The Panthers came out hot in the second set taking the early lead 7-0. Kills from Gigi Fields, Kennedy Dickens and Emily Buhl as well as back to back aces from Kate Powell pushed the Panthers to an even further 16-3 lead over the Lynxes. Grabbing a few more points, Rhodes made it 19-10, but an ace from Shayla Hill kept up the lead before an ace from Ansleigh Dailey ended the match 25-12.
Rhodes took the first point in the third set trying to take the early lead over the Panthers. Birmingham-Southern reacted quickly taking the lead 5-3. Rhodes fought back to take the lead 7-5. Two aces from Ally Mildenberger helped pushed the Panthers past the Lynxes 16-9. Gigi Fields had 5 out of her 12 kills in the final set, boasting the Panthers to their final win 25-17.
Birmingham-Southern 9-4 Overall (4-0 SAA), Rhodes 7-6 Overall (1-3 SAA)
SET ONE: 25-14 Birmingham-Southern
SET TWO: 25-12 Birmingham-Southern
SET THREE: 25-17 Birmingham-Southern
The Birmingham-Southern volleyball team will travel to Conway, Ark. on Sunday, Sept. 26 to play Hendrix at 12 p.m.