Lady Aggies headed to conference tourney

Alexis Wainwright- Register Reporter

The Aggies closed their regular home season Sunday against the South Carolina State Bulldogs in Moore Gymnasium.

Before the game began, the Aggies honored their only senior, Jeana Daniels during the Senior Day game.

Daniels is a four-year member of the Aggie team. She helped restructure the volleyball program in 2010. Daniels began to lead the Aggies in kills during her freshman and sophomore year.

“Today felt great. It felt a little bit more special than other games because I had family come from Texas and Charlotte to see me,” said Daniels.

The Aggies conquered the Bulldogs as soon as the game started. In the first set they held a 16-7 lead and continued to sail by the Bulldogs the rest of the set to end 25-14.

Junior Aleena McDaniel had a team-high of 12 kills and 11 digs. Sophomore Liz Martino had 12 digs and 19 assist, and freshman Samara Brown ended with 10 digs and 13 assists. Junior Ashley Johnson recorded another team-high of 17 digs and Junior Jasmine Jones with her season high of 10 digs.

South Carolina State led in the second set 12-8 and then extended the lead to 19-12 to tie the game.

After the half, the Aggies had no difficulty taking the lead over the bulldogs in the third set. As soon as they gained a 14-5 lead over the Bulldogs, the Aggies quickly ended the third set to take the lead 25-19 and winning 2-1 with one set remaining.

In the fourth set, the Aggies and Bulldogs went head to head. After the teams were tied with 9 points each, the Aggies broke through the tie to end the set with a five-point lead, 25-20.  Leaving the game with the Aggies winning 3-1 against the South Carolina State Bulldogs.

“It was an excellent win today and a good team effort. We juggled the lineup a little bit and it took us a while to get in sync. This group still has a lot left to accomplish and they are still hungry,” said Head Coach Hal Clifton.

The Aggies beat the bulldogs 3-1 and improved their record to an overall 6-21 and 6-4 in the MEAC.

This win left the Aggies in third place in the MEAC Southern Division. They will now play in the MEAC tournament on Thursday, Nov. 20 to face the second seeded team in the Northern division.

In the north, Howard holds the top spot with a record of 11-1. Hampton is in second (10-1) and will face Delaware (1-10) on Friday, Nov. 14.


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