The Spring Hill College volleyball team earned a hard-fought 3-0 (25-21, 25-9, 26-24) conference victory over the University of Mobile on Tuesday night at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center while also running their current winning streak to 11 matches. The Badgers have won 25 consecutive sets included in that run.
The first set featured a series of runs by both teams as SHC fell behind 17-14 before they rallied to score the final six points of the period for a 25-21 victory.
Spring Hill controlled most the action in the second set by taking a 14-7 lead that they built into an 18-9 advantage before running off the set's final seven points for the 25-9 win.
The third set opened with SHC taking what looked to be a comfortable 6-0 lead until the Lady Rams regrouped to tie the match at 21-21 and again at 24-24, but Badger senior middle hitter Sha Sha Buchanan out of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile ended the match at 26-24 with a right-to-left crosscourt kill.
Junior hitter Megan Haber of Lillian, Ala., collected 11 kills to pace the Badger offense while senior setter Taryn Nash of Independence, Mo., handed out 32 assists and senior libero Meredith Donald out of McGill-Toolen scooped up 19 digs with 11 receptions. Freshman Molly Griffin of Westlake Village, Calif., turned in a solid all-around performance with eight kills, 10 digs and 17 receptions.
For Mobile, Bailey Nations had 11 kills, Reagin Boggs had 24 assists and Katy McCollister earned 12 digs with 23 receptions.
The Lady Rams (11-9, 4-1 SSAC) hurt themselves with 23 errors while hitting for a .042 percentage (28-23-118) with four services aces and five total blocks as Spring Hill built a .218 attack percentage (40-16-110) with five aces and seven blocks.
In the match, Buchanan recorded seven kills to move past the 1,100-Career Kills mark with 1,104 kills in her college career.
The Badgers (19-3, 6-0 SSAC) will continue this current home stand on Friday versus the Faulkner University Lady Eagles (7-7, 3-2 SSAC) at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center beginning at 7 p.m.