Spring Hill College volleyball took its first lost since late September on Saturday night when the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) took a 3-2 decision away from the Badgers at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center.
UAH (10-23), a member of NCAA Division 2, took the match by the score 25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 16-25, 15-12.
Junior right side hitter Yiting Cao of Shanghai, China, ripped out 18 kills for SHC while Cassandra Marchand from Grand Bay, Ala., and Sha Sha Buchanan of Mobile's McGill-Toolen each recorded 10 kills for the Badgers.
Freshman setter Taryn Nash of Independence, Mo., gave out 51 of the Badgers' 58 assists and fellow freshman libero Meredith Donald of Mobile's McGill-Toolen had 22 digs to go with 28 receptions.
Overall, Spring Hill racked up 59 kills for an attack percentage of .241 with seven service aces, 80 digs and nine total team blocks.
For the Chargers, Allison Cousins had 17 kills with nine digs and five block assists. As a team, UAH had 62 kills, a .244 attack percentage, 78 digs, 10 blocks and four aces.
The loss broke an 18-match winning streak for SHC and was also the first home loss of the year.
Spring Hill (23-3) will stay out of conference on Tuesday when they travel to Pensacola to visit NCAA Division 2 opponent the University of West Florida at 7 p.m.