Lady Aggies Drop Home Opener 0-3

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The Lady Aggies Volleyball team commenced their season by taking on the Cam- els of Campbell University. A relatively young squad, this was the first time the fans of the Lady Aggies were able to see their team for the 2015- 2016 season.

With a vast mixture of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors contributing to the team, one of the largest points of emphasis for season seems to be cohesiveness. When the predominantly veteran Camp- bell University team came to Moore Gym at 6:30 they were greeted by a large turn- out of fans including, the Ag- gie Football team, both Men’s and Women’s Track and Field team, and even Chancellor Martin him self.

The first set of the season was a nail-biter, as both teams went back and forth scoring. Supporters screamed in awe with excitement as they were on their feet, determined to demonstrate their Aggie Pride. Though the Camels had a hot start and took the first set, they had to overexert themselves and earn every last point.

The match was very close as spectators sat on the edge of their seats to watch stellar performances by Samara Brown, Aleena McDaniel, and Alyssa Pitt, just to name a few. Though that trio tallied for over 20 kills, the Lady Aggies dropped the home opener 0 to 3.

Over Labor Day weekend, the Lady Aggies traveled to Princess Anne, Md. to partake in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Invitational.

This invitational tournament was the first opportunity many MEAC rivals had to analyze competition and test their team strength. This was especially the case for the Lady Aggies as they faced Delaware State, Quinnipiac University, and tournament host University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The Lady Aggies’ first took on MEAC rivals Delaware State University.

The Hornets were prepared to do whatever it took to win the match. Though it was a very close competition the Hornets won with 3 games to the Lady Aggies’ 2, but not before sophomore Jasmine Lindor registered a season-high of 15 kills.

The next game, the Lady Bobcats of Quinnipiac University faced the Lady Aggies.

It was again another very competitive, highly con- tested match but the Lady Aggies were able to get their first win of the season defeat- ing Quinnipiac 3 games to 2.

Senior Brooke Stamnes finished with 20 kills and 12 digs. Despite their success versus Quinnipiac, when the Lady Aggies competed against University of Mary- land Eastern Shore, they faced another strong veteran group and fell 0 to 3 to end the tournament.

This weekend, the Lady Aggies will host the Spartan- Aggie Invitational presented by Holiday Inn Greensboro Airport in Moore Gym.

They are scheduled to face MEAC foe, Norfolk State University, on Friday, Sept. 12th, at 7pm. Fol- lowing the game on Friday, they are slated to play UNC Greensboro and Alabama State University at 11am and 7pm respectively.

Hunter Watson – Sports Reporter

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