BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Lyon College volleyball team had no problem sprinting past Philander-Smith College (Ark) 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-15) Wednesday night inside James C. Becknell Gymnasium. The Scots totaled 42 kills overall in the match, along with 35 total assists.
Lyon is now 9-9 overall, while Philander-Smith falls to 4-11 on the season.
Lyon held onto a 12-8 lead in the first set, before going up 19-9 on a run that included kills from Olivia Iriana (SR/North Little Rock, Ark.), Chelzie Ulu (SR/Hilo, Hawaii) and Katherine Jeane (FR/Greenbrier, Ark.). The Scots would extend the lead and eventually take the first set 25-15 capped off by a kill from Iva Popovic (JR/Novi Sad, Serbia).
Lyon had to battle some in the second set to fend off the Panthers, leading by a slim margin at 19-16. After a few attack errors by the Panthers, the Scots clung to a 21-17 lead. Ulu would score three of the final four points for the Scots on kills to help Lyon take set two 25-19.
The third set featured the Scots jumping out to a strong 12-3 lead as Jeane led the push with four kills in the stretch. Lyon would then go on a 10-6 run to lead 22-9, before winning the set 25-15.
- Ulu led Lyon with 12 kills and had a hitting percentage of .455.
- Lyon totaled an overall hitting percentage of .221 and held the Panthers to a .050 outing.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
Lyon will host Hannibal-LaGrange and College of the Ozarks (Mo.) in a Tri-Match on Friday. The Scots take on the Trojans at 2 p.m., and the Bobcats at 6 p.m. inside Becknell Gymnasium.
|Philander Smith (Ark.) (4-11)||15||19||15||0|
|Lyon College (9-9)||25||25||25||3|
|Philander Smith (Ark.)||Indv. Leaders||Lyon College|
|#14 REGINE SIMMONS - 8||Kills||#8 Chelzie Ulu - 12|
|2 Players (#11,#14) - 4||Blocks||#8 Chelzie Ulu - 2|
|#14 REGINE SIMMONS - 11||Digs||#1 Madisson Williams - 16|
|#11 JAZMINE WASHINGTON - 1||Aces||2 Players (#5,#14) - 3|
|Philander Smith (Ark.)||Team Statistics||Lyon College|