Badger Athletics - Spring Hill College News
Volleyball - Fri, Sep. 24, 2010
Spring Hill College volleyball remained on its current hot streak with a 3-0 sweep of visiting Stillman College by the scores of 25-6, 25-10, 25-12 on Friday night.
 
The Badgers opened the first set with a 5-0 run off the serve of Taryn Nash of Independence, Mo., and never looked back from there as an 11-1 run by the Badgers put an end to first set.
 
Abbey Roam of Lebanon, Mo., opened the second set with a 6-point service run before the Tiger (5-11) could answer, but the speed and quickness of the Badgers proved to be too much for Stillman has the SHC bulge grew to 14-2. Spring Hill posted an impressive .565 attack percentage in the second set.
 
Set No. 3 was much the same as the first two periods as the recovery speed of SHC mixed with the power of its front line was more than Stillman could handle. Nash's service once again staked the Badgers to a 5-0 advantage that rapidly grew to 9-2 and then 16-5.
 
The Badgers were led by Yiting Cao of Shanghai, China, with 14 kills and a .737 attack percentage to go with two aces. Nash handed out 26 assists and added two more aces to the SHC cause. Libero Meredith Donald of McGill-Toolen pulled in 13 digs.
 
As a team, Spring Hill finished with 38 kills, an attack percentage of .470, five aces, 34 digs and 21 receptions.
 
Stillman's  Jamila McKinnis of Blount High School in Mobile had five of the Tigers' 15 kills with seven digs and Murphy High School's Rayniceia Lewis handed out seven assists. The Tigers served three aces, collected 20 digs and made 65 receptions.
 
Spring Hill (7-2) will next host a nonconference match with Fisk University (2-5) on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center.