CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky — The Tigers of Campbellsville University had little trouble with the University of Rio Grande volleyball team Saturday afternoon, claiming a straight sets (25-19, 25-13, 25-21) victory over the RedStorm in Mid-South Conference action at the J.K. Powell Athletic Center.
Leading the way for Rio in a valiant effort was freshman Autumn Snider (Marion, OH) and junior Betsy Schramm (Marietta, OH), both of whom finished with seven kills apiece. Sophomore Alex Phillips (Williamsport, OH) tallied six kills in the match.
Freshman Kayla Briley (Marion, OH) continued her aiding effort on the season by recording 22 assists on the afternoon, while senior Nicole Ogg (Albany, OH) added a team-high 13 digs.
Campbellsville (4-0 overall, 3-0 MSC) held a 9-8 lead in the first set before going on an 8-3 run to take command once and for all.
In the second set, the Tigers flexed their muscles and jumped out to a 16-6 and never looked back as they cruised to a decisive win.
The third set was perhaps Rio Grande’s best effort of the day, as the RedStorm jumped out to a 10-7 lead and then battled back and forth with the Tigers to eventually take a 21-20 advantage late in the set. The lead would be short-lived, however, as Campbellsville finished off the set on a 5-0 run to take the match.
The achilles’ heel for the RedStorm proved to be the play of Rinata Aisena for the Tigers. Aisena recorded 12 kills for the match and had a hitting percentage of .370 for the match.