Bama Volleyball Defeats Alabama State 3-0
Ala. – The Alabama volleyball team extended its winning streak to 10
matches with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-13) win over the Alabama State
Hornets on Tuesday night from Foster Auditorium. With the win, the Tide
is now 12-2 on the season, while Alabama State drops to 5-12.
the victory, Alabama posted a .273 hitting percentage while holding the
Hornets to a -.035 mark. The Tide hit .423 in the opening set, .100 in
the second and .312 in the third. ASU hit negative in the first and
second sets and .000 in the third.
Leading the way for the
Crimson Tide was a trio of players, as middle blockers Katherine White
and Krystal Rivers and outside hitter Brittany Thomas had eight kills
each. White had a .500 (8-2/12) hitting percentage while Rivers hit
.429 (8-2/14). Laura Steiner chipped in with six kills and Andrea
McQuaid had five.
Setter Sierra Wilson had a match-high 34
assists to average 11.33 assists per set. Caitlin Bernardin had a
team-high nine digs, Kryssi Daniels and Bria Green had eight and Thomas
chipped in with seven.
All 12 players on the Tide roster saw
action in the match, as Sherrill Dahlmann had a match and career-high
two aces. Mattie Weldy had three kills and finished the match with a
.250 hitting percentage.
Bama jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in
the match, winning the opening set 25-14. The Tide hit .423 in the
opening set as White recorded six of her eight kills in the opening
frame. Leading 3-2, Alabama went on a 12-1 run to open a 15-3 lead.
From there UA cruised to the 11-point win in the opening set.
the second set, Bama got three kills from Steiner, McQuaid and Thomas
en route to a 25-16 win in the set. The Tide limited the Hornets to a
-.088 percentage, as ASU had just six kills with nine errors on 34
After trailing 6-8 in the third set, Alabama went on
an 8-2 run to take a 14-10 lead when Alabama State called a timeout.
Out of the timeout, the run continued as the Tide extended their lead
to 19-12 when ASU used another timeout. From there, the Tide closed out
the set with a 6-1 run to finish the match in three sets. After
trailing by two early, UA outscored the Hornets 19-5 to win the third