posted on September 02, 2012 16:15
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn-- The University of Mobile volleyball team went 2-2 at the Milligan Mountain Madness Tournament this weekend.
The Lady Rams beat Virginia Wise 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-18) and blanked Columbia College 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-19), while Mobile lost to Bryan College 1-3 (31-29, 16-25, 13-25, 11-25) and Shorter 0-3 (24-26, 16-25, 23-25).
Mobile (6-2) travels to Montgomery, Ala., for the Faulkner University Tournament Sept. 7-8. UMobile will face Bryan College and Webber International at 1 pm and 5 pm on Friday, and then close out the tournament against Southeastern and Freed-Hardeman at 9 am and 3 pm on Saturday.
Against UVA-Wise, Kiara Gay led the Lady Rams with 10 kills, 9 digs and 7 aces, while Reagin Boggs had 27 assists. Mobile finished with a 9-1 edge in team blocks, led by 6 from Disah Kolassiba, and had a 12-6 edge in aces.
Trailing 14-13 in the final set, the Lady Rams closed it out with a 12-4 run. Sara Van Wert served up a pair of aces in a 3-0 spurt and Courtney Fenwick was at the service line for a 4-0 run. Kolassiba capped things with a kill.
Against Bryan, the Lady Rams were outhit .314 to .070 and out blocked 8-4.
Gay finished with 15 kills and 13 digs, Kolassiba added 10 kills, Boggs had 37 assists and Nicole Armstrong produced 12 digs.
Mobile hit .292 in taking the opening set, but hit only .121, -.086 and -.192 in the final three sets to fall 1-3. The opener was back-and-forth throughout until an Alicia Pena ace finished it off 31-29 in favor of Mobile.
In Saturday's opening match, Mobile outhit Columbia .222 to .049 to win 3-0. Lady Rams also had a 10-1 blocking advantage and 9-4 edge in service aces.
Gay finished with 11 kills, 4 aces and 12 digs, Kolassiba produced 10 kills and Bailey Nations added 8 kills for Mobile. Fenwick led with 12 digs.
In the clinching set, the Lady Rams ran out to an 11-3 lead and never looked back. Seven Columbia attack errors keyed the run.
The final match of the tournament was against former SSAC foe Shorter University. The Hawks outhit Mobile .259 to .123 and finished with an 8-1 edge in blocks. Neither team did much with the serving game.
Gay again led with 10 kills and added 11 digs, while Fenwick produced a team-high 17 digs and Boggs led with 32 assists.