College of Charleston falls to N.C. State in volleyball tournament finale
N.C. State defeated College of Charleston 25-20, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20 in the final match of the Hampton Inn & Suites West Ashley Invitational at TD Arena on Saturday night.
Junior Darcy Dorton led the Cougars (2-1) with 19 kills, while Sloane White had 10. Both players were named to the all-tournament team. Emily Shelton led the Cougars with 19 digs. Emily Neideffer tied a career high with eight kills.
N.C. State setter Megan Cyr was named tournament MVP as she made 44 assists and eight digs for the Wolfpack (3-0) in the final match.
Charleston will host the Courtyard Charleston North Classic next weekend.
In earlier action, College of Charleston slipped past Jacksonville, 30-28, 16-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-10. Dorton and White had 16 and 15 kills, respectively, while Lizzie Theesfeld came off the bench to record 14 kills.
In Atlanta, Katrina Houston had eight kills and Erin LaVenice seven, but Charleston Southern (0-3) ended the Georgia Tech Courtyard Invitational with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-22 loss to Cal State Fullerton (2-1). Wynter Davis had six kills and four blocks for CSU, which lost 25-15, 25-13, 25-15 earlier in the day to Georgia Tech.
CSU next hosts a tournament starting Friday.
In Las Vegas, the front row tandem of Ise d’Angelo and Rachael Farrell combined for 14 kills and eight digs, however it was Northern Arizona that completed the 25-9, 25-14, 25-18 sweep of The Citadel (0-1) in the season opener at the UNLV tournament.
The Citadel fell to host UNLV, 25-15, 25-9, 25-15, in the night match. The Bulldogs were keyed by the play of Ise d’Angelo and Jessica Maxwell, who finished six kills apiece. Mikaela Tracy added 18 assists and 11 digs.
Charleston Southern fell, 2-0, to Mercer in women’s soccer at Buccaneer Field. CSU (1-1) was outshot 13-7 by the Bears (2-2), who scored once in each half.
Mercer got a goal from Brianna Stamper in the 18th minute and made it 2-0 in the 63rd minute on a Danielle Hesse goal.
CSU next hosts College of Charleston at 4 p.m. Friday.