Nov. 16, 2013
Statesboro, Ga. -
Leading 22-19 in the third set with the match tie at one set apiece the Western Carolina volleyball team let the set and the match slip away, 3-1 (25-20, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19), at Georgia Southern in Hanner Fieldhouse in a Southern Conference match Friday.
After trading the opening sets - the Eagles won the first set 25-20 and the Catamounts cruised to a 25-18 set two win - broke at tie at 17 in the third set with a 5-2 run to take a 22-19 lead. It looked like WCU would go on to claim the set, but Georgia Southern rallied and won six of the final eight points to steal the set, 25-23, and take a 2-1 lead in the match.
In the fourth set, Georgia Southern led from start to finish as they claimed the set, 25-19, and the match.
Addy George led the Catamounts with 15 kills on 25 attempts and four error for a .440 hitting percentage. Jordan Timmerman and Caitlin Piechota each chipped in ten kills each. Cristina Nazario handed out 41 assists.
Senior libero Morgan Cochran continues to close in on the all-time WCU dig record as she added 23 digs in the match. Cochran needs 26 digs to tie and 27 digs to break the record of 2,152 career digs held by Liz Rondone; Cochran has 2,126 career digs.
WCU will play its final match of the regular season Saturday at The Citadel. The Catamounts have secured their spot in the Southern Conference tournament but await the outcome of Saturday's to find out their seed.
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