LADY BEARS EARN FIRST WIN OF 2018 WITH SWEEP OF UNC PEMBROKE

LADY BEARS EARN FIRST WIN OF 2018 WITH SWEEP OF UNC PEMBROKE

PEMBROKE, N.C. – Senior Saraya Klink (Fuquay-Varina, NC) led the Shaw with 11 kills while senior Keveesha Wattley (St. Croix, VI) added nine kills on a .429 hitting percentage and four blocks to lead the Shaw University women's volleyball team to its first win of the season, a sweep over UNC Pembroke on Friday morning at the UNC Pembroke Invitational.

 

Set scores were 27-25, 25-23 and 25-15 in favor of Shaw, which got another great outing from senior Michelle Olmeda-Gonzalez (San Juan, PR) who dished out 17 assists and 13 digs. The win puts the Lady Bears 1-4 overall, while the Braves also stand 1-4 on the season.

 

Shaw hit .364 in the match, buoyed by stellar attacking in the second and third sets with a .389 in the second set and then .485 hitting percentage in the third stanza. In addition to Shaw's strong offense, the Lady Bears combined for 43 digs led by Olmeda-Gonzalez. Freshman Jada Flowers (Valrico, FL) contributed a career-best 10 digs while senior Kelly Murphy (Mukwonago, WI) tabbed nine stops.

 

Shaw will close out day one of the tournament with a match versus Coker at 1 p.m.

 

See below for the list of games and times for each match:

 

Friday, August 31st

9:00am

UNC Pembroke

Shaw

11:00am

Coker

Fayetteville State

1:00pm

Lees McRae

Lenoir Rhyne

3:00pm

Coker

Shaw

5:00pm

Lees McRae

Fayetteville State

7:00pm

UNC Pembroke

Lenoir-Rhyne

 

Saturday, September 1st

9:00am

Shaw

Lees McRae

11:00am

UNC Pembroke

Fayetteville State

1:00pm

Shaw

Lenoir Rhyne

3:00pm

Coker

Lees McRae

5:00pm

Fayetteville State

Lenoir Rhyne

7:00pm 

UNC Pembroke

Coker

Home team is in BOLD

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