LEBANON, Tenn. – The University of Pikeville volleyball team picked up another win and loss on Saturday morning as it wrapped up play in the Labor Day Volleydawg Classic, hosted by Cumberland University.
The Bears knocked off Tennessee Temple before falling to Sewanee.
Pikeville will take a 2-2 record into Thursday night’s home opener, which will also serve as the Mid-South Conference lid-lifter. U.Va.-Wise will come to town for a 6:30 p.m. contest at the UPike Gym.
Pikeville 3, Tennessee Temple 0: The Bears picked up their second win of the tournament by beating Tennessee Temple 25-22, 25-16, 25-22.
The Bears had 33 kills in the contest, getting eight apiece from sophomore Taylor Watkins and junior Stephanie Dounseroux. Senior Brittany Hodge added six and freshman Chelsea Staples five. Dounseroux pulled off the rare feat of leading her team in both kills and assists, recording 21, while she and Staples also added three service aces.
Sophomore Samantha Ayres had 20 digs for the Bears, with Hodge recording 12.
Sewanee 3, Pikeville 1: Pikeville had 19 kills en route to a 25-23 win in the opening game over Sewanee, but had only 15 more in losing the next three sets 25-12, 25-15, 25-9.
Staples paced the team with 12 while Hodge added six. Dounseroux had 22 assists.
The Bears had six block assists in the loss, with Staples in on three of them and Hodge two. Dounseroux led the way with 13 digs as Hodge added 11 and sophomore Taylor Bragg 10.