UWA volleyball falls weekend matches
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 18, 2005
HARROGATE, TN- Twenty-two kills by Rafaella Maranhao and 21 kills by Amanda Heaton were not enough as The University of West Alabama Tiger volleyball team (8-18, 1-7 GSC) fell 3-1, Friday night (30-28, 27-30, 30-25, 30-26) at Lincoln Memorial (17-9, 3-4 GSC).
Elizabeth Colley was the next leading hitter for UWA, finishing the night with eight kills and two block assists. Morgan Graffigna continues her strong play, ending the night with a match-high 53 assists, while Melanie Moffett lead the way defensively as she recorded a match-high 30 digs. Maranhao and Heaton finished with 21 and 18 digs respectively.
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Kirsten Atkinson’s 21 kills, followed by Melissa Blackwell, who finished with 16, paced Lincoln Memorial. Blythe McCulley was strong defensively, ending with a team-high 20 digs, while Allison Holstein and Courtney Marton finished with 18 digs, respectively. Holstein also dished out a team-best 44 assists, while Karlee Wyrick finished with a match-high four service aces.
The Tigers move to 8-18 on the season and will be in action again on Saturday when they travel to Martin Methodist for a 6:00 p.m., match.