Rams Starts Road Trip with Split in Bristol

Rams Starts Road Trip with Split in Bristol

By Rudy Roediger | September 21, 2012 | RSS

BRISTOL, Va. -- Bluefield College Volleyball split a pair of non-conference matches on Friday evening at Virginia Intermont defeating St. Andrews (N.C.), 25-14, 25-17, 25-21 before dropping a five set contest to the hosts, 25-27, 25-16, 21-25, 12-15. (SA Box | VI Box)


The Rams used a .259 attack percentage and 14 blocks to make quick work of St. Andrews in the first match of the day to get back into the winning column after dropping a their first match in six attempts when the Red, White & Blue dropped a four set result to Charleston (W.Va.) on Thursday. Cheznee Daily led with a .571 attack percentage scoring 4-of-7 attempts. Hannah Winter made a game-high 13 digs.


In the final match of the day the Rams scored 25 points but lost 27-25 in a back and forth opening set. In set two BC took control for a 25-16 win. VI responded winning the third 25-21 as the highly contested match continued the Rams took the fourth set 25-22 forcing a fifth and decisive set. In that final set Bluefield fell 15-12 despite just 11 attacking errors in 134 attempts. For the match the Rams converted .261 percent while the Cobras hit just .179 percent in 156 attempts.  


Jasmine Morrow and Colby Combs led the offensive attack with nearly 150 combined attack attempts on the day. Morrow a freshman from Woodbridge, Va., continued her stellar rookie season with a season-high 25 kills for a .382 hitting percentage in the Rams five set loss to Virginia Intermont, while Combs added 12 kills in that loss. The 5-foot-8 Morrow ranks 26th in the nation in kills per game (3.76) has racked up a team-best 143 kills while Combs has a second-best 124 through the opening 11 matches. Senior Cheznee Daily provided 39 assists in Bluefield’s five set loss as she found the freshman duo.


Junior Anna Church held the top defensive numbers for BC with 38 digs on the day, while freshman Amber Taylor-Inge booked six blocks -- one solo and five assists.


The Rams continue their weekend trip on Sunday with a pair of matches in Pikeville, Ky. The Rams open with a non-conference match against Midway (Ky.) before closing out the trip with a Mid-South contest against the hosts.