The Spring Hill College volleyball team earned a 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-12) conference victory over the College of Coastal Georgia on Friday night at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center while also running their current winning streak to 10 matches.
The Mariners (12-6, 3-1 SSAC) rallied from a 9-4 deficit to tie the first set at 10-10, but a crucial 4-point run by SHC made it an 18-14 score. The Badgers would later run off the final six points of the set to take a 1-0 lead in the match.
The second set was eerily similar to the first in that SHC built out a 9-5 lead only to see the Mariners fight back to make it a slim 14-13 Badger advantage. Spring Hill used a 5-1 spurt to create some breathing room at 20-15, however, and never looked back from there in the 25-20 win.
Spring Hill broke the keel of the Mariners in the third set by jumping out to a 13-4 advantage and closing the 25-12 win with an 8-1 run.
SHC featured a balanced offensive attack throughout the match with sophomore Sami Hantak of St. Louis, Mo., collecting 10 kills and senior setter Taryn Nash distributing 31 assists to six different Badger scorers. On defense, senior Meredith Donald had 20 digs while freshman Molly Griffin added 16 receptions and senior Sha Sha Buchanan tallied four solo blocks and two block assists.
Allie Shannon had eight kills for the visitors and Cayley Meiners served out 26 assists while Kansas Robison collected 18 digs and 28 receptions.
SHC attacked at a .290 percentage (40-9-107) and served up three aces with six total blocks. Coastal Georgia ended the day with a .044 attack percentage (20-25-114), no aces and just two total blocks.
With the postponement of Saturday's previously scheduled match with Brewton-Parker College until November 2, the Badgers (18-3, 5-0 SSAC) will next host the University of Mobile Lady Rams (10-8, 3-0 SSAC) on Tuesday night at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center beginning at 7 p.m.