PEMBROKE, N.C. – Shaw University women's volleyball suffered a 3-1 defeat by Coker College on Friday at the UNC Pembroke Invitational. The Lady Bears won set one, 25-16 but the Cobras took a 25-23 edge in the second set, 25-20 win in the third stanza before claiming a 25-22 win in the fourth to secure the win.  


Senior Saraya Klink (Fuquay-Varina, NC) led the way with 13 kills, four blocks and four digs. Senior Keveesha Wattley (St. Croix, VI) added nine kills, four digs and two blocks while junior Jailynn Butler (Parker, AZ) finished with eight kills and eight digs.


Senior Michelle Olmeda-Gonzalez (San Juan, PR) dished out 22 assists while senior Kelly Murphy (Mukwonago, WI) and junior Karla Sosa (Brownsville, TX) collected 18 and 14 digs, respectively.


The Lady Bears opened the match, taking a 1-0 lead after set one. Both clubs battled but Shaw went on an 8-0 run to secure the 25-16 win. Coker took advantage of the anemic offense of Shaw in the remaining games. The Lady Bears hit under .150 in the second set and .150 for the third and fourth set.


For the match, Shaw hit .147 with 47 kills as a team and 24 errors compared to Coker's 52 kills on .169 hitting and 26 errors.


Shaw will return to action Saturday, Sept. 1 versus Lees McRae at 9 a.m., followed by a tilt with Lenoir-Rhyne at 1 p.m.


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