Phoenix sports: Wilson volleyball back in action
The Wilson College women’s volleyball was back in game action for the first time this spring with a road trip to Neumann University. The host Knights (3-2) topped the Phoenix (0-1) by a final score of 3-0.
How It Happened
In the first set the Knights jumped out to a 7-2 lead before junior Tia Jones (Springfield, VA., Lake Braddock) recorded the first Phoenix kill of the match to make it 7-3. Later in the set trailing 9-4, the Phoenix rattled off 5 straight points highlighted by three consecutive aces by Jones to tie the set at 9-9.
The Knights answered by scoring eight of ten points and a 20-13 lead. A kill by senior Sierra Hill (Hagerstown, Md., South Hagerstown) and an ace by freshman Myla Owens (Westampton, NJ., Rancocas Valley Regional High School) pulled the Phoenix within 6 points at 23-17; but the Knights would go on to take set 1 by a score of 25-18.
Set 2 was all Knights as the hosts raced out to an 8-0 advantage. A three point rally by the Phoenix that included a kills by juniors Tioleaoauli Posiulai (Waipahu, HI., University Laboratory School) and Madison Coy (Indiana, PA., Penns Manor) as well as an ace by Hill made the score 9-5. A run of 7-1 opened up an 18-7 edge for the host Knights later in the set. They cruised to the 25-10 win in set 2.
While trailing 11-5 in the third set, the Phoenix scored five of six points which included kills by Jones and Posiulai. That pulled the Phoenix within 12-10. The two teams traded points until the Knights gained some separation with an 18-12 lead. Later in the set, a kill by Jones pulled the Phoenix within 3 points at 20-17. But the Knights would only surrender one more point on the way to the 25-18 victory in set 3; and a 3-0 win for the match.
Inside the Box Score
For the match the Phoenix recorded 20 kills on 70 attempts against 15 errors for a .071 attacking percentage. The Knights had 42 kills on 81 attempts against 7 errors for a .432 attacking percentage. Jones led the way for the Phoenix with a team high 11 kills and 5 service aces while also adding 5 digs. Owens tallied 17 assists and 7 digs for the visitors.
Wilson will travel to Cedar Crest College for a scrimmage on April 2.