SHAW FALLS IN FIVE-SET THRILLER ON THE ROAD

SHAW FALLS IN FIVE-SET THRILLER ON THE ROAD

LAURINBURG, N.C. - The Shaw University women's volleyball team suffered a 3-2 setback to Saint Andrews for their road opener on Wednesday night inside Harris Court.

Both teams are 1-2 on the season after tonights contest.

The Lady Bears was led by freshman Kelly Murphy (Mukwango, WI) who recorded her first double-double and season-high with 19 kills and 12 digs, while freshman Keveesha Wattley (St. Croix) added career-high 15 kills and both freshman Morghan Robinson (Anaheim, CA) and junior Deja Simpson (Orlando, FL) tallied 11 kills apeice to aid the effort.

Freshman Michelle Olmeda-Gonzalez (San Jaun, Puerto Rico) had a game-high with 54 assists, while sophomore Tiffany Brooks (Efland, NC) collected 12 digs for the Lady Bears.

Shaw got off to a slow start that allowed the Knights to take the first set, however the Lady Bears would rally to take sets two and three (25-23, 25-20).

Just when it appeared as if the Lady Bears were in control of the game, the Knights would recover and close set four with a 25-20 advantage before getting out to a 6-0 lead to start game five.

Despite Shaw's effort to rally back, the Knights would hold them off to squeak out a 15-11 win.

The Lady Bears return to action on Thursday, September 10 when they host Concordia (AL) for a non-conference matchup. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.

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