MONTGOMERY, Ala-- The University of Mobile volleyball team salvaged a split on day one of the Faulkner University Tournament by taking down Webber International 3-2 (25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 20-25, 15-11) after opening the day by falling to Bryan College 0-3 (11-25, 22-25, 21-25).
Mobile (7-3) will close out the tournament with a pair of matches Saturday. The Lady Rams will battle Southeastern at 9 am and face Freed-Hardeman at 3 pm.
Against Webber, Kiara Gay led with 21 kills and added 18 digs for the double-double, while Bailey Nations added 15 kills and Courtney Fenwick led the way with 21 digs. Reagin Boggs finished with 48 assists, Alicia Pena added 16 digs, and Nicole Armstrong finished with 12 digs.
Mobile out-hit Webber .183 to .112 and finished with a 9-4 edge in blocks.
A 5-0 run with Armstrong at the service line in the opening set helped the Lady Rams get out to an 11-3 lead. Jessica Rule and Nations produced kills as the Lady Rams took the last three points to take the set 25-20.
Trailing 19-17 in the second set, four Webber attack errors helped Mobile take seven of the next eight points to take control of the set.
After dropping the next two, the Lady Rams were down 11-10 in the final set. After a Nations' kill got it tied up, the Lady Rams took the final four points, with Gay picking up three kills in the match-clinching spurt.
The opening match started off with Bryan going on an 11-0 run before cruising to the opening set win. Mobile grabbed a short-lived 6-5 lead in the second set, before Bryan went on a 13-5 run to take command, before finishing off the match with a set three win.
Gay led the Lady Rams with 12 kills and added 9 digs, while Fenwick led with 12 digs and Boggs had 25 assists.
Mobile hit only .064 as a team and finished with one service ace versus 11 service errors. Bryan had 11 aces and three errors from the service line and finished with an 8-3 edge in total team blocks.