The College of Charleston Volleyball team hit the road last Friday to square off against conference rival, the Delaware Blue Hens.
The Cougars are coming off of a two-game home stint where they swept both Elon and William and Mary 3-0. This was the Cougar’s third match of conference play this season. The College of Charleston is currently sitting in second in the CAA conference, behind James Madison University, with an overall record of 12-5 and a conference record of 3-0.
The Blue Hens kept the match close as the Cougars won the first set 25-23, the second set 25-19 and the third set went the distance with the score of 31-29. Delaware had an answer for everything The College threw at them, making the Cougars work for every point.
The Cougars defense was big all night, as they totaled 5 blocks from Mandy Napierala and Allison Beckman and 60 digs for the night. McKala Rhodes, Devon Rachel and Lauren Freed led the team in digs. Rhodes had 20 digs, Rachel had 15 and Freed had 9.
The Cougars were aggressive on the offensive end as Allison Beckman asserted her dominance. Beckman was responsible for 45 of the Cougar’s 50 assists. Devon Rachel led the team in kills with 21 followed by Peyton Eisnaugle’s 11 and Mandy Napierala’s 9.
The next match for the College of Charleston Volleyball team is away on Wednesday, against conference opponent, University of North Carolina Wilmington, where they look to improve their three-game winning streak and continue their dominance through the CAA conference.