Cougars sweep past UNCA in volleyball
College of Charleston pulled out a close first set and then rolled to a 3-0 (28-26, 25-15, 25-19) volleyball victory over UNC Asheville on Saturday in the C of C Classic.
Charleston (10-3) rebounded from a tough loss to SMU with a strong all-around performance. The Cougars hit .246 as a team and held the Bulldogs to .026 while making 10 blocks.
Cara Howley led Charleston with 13 kills and a .600 hitting percentage, while Darcy Dorton added 11 kills, 12 digs and three blocks.
Charleston Southern struggled in the first set in its final match in the Bash in the Boro as the Buccaneers were swept by host Georgia Southern to wrap up their final tournament weekend, 25-13, 25-21, 25-22.
Meredith Parrott led the way for the Buccaneers’ offense with eight kills, while Erin LaVenice and Kayla Klinger had six kills apiece as CSU hit .172 from the floor as a team.
The Citadel completed a 3-0 sweep (25-20, 25-14, 25-17) over Bethune-Cookman at the Winthrop Invitational.
Behind a pair of eight-kill efforts from Ise d’Angelo and Bailey Kernodle, the Bulldogs finished with 38 team kills and a .248 attack percentage.
The South Carolina Stingrays agreed to terms with forward Igor Gongalsky.
Entering his seventh pro season, Gongalsky has 152 points (62 goals, 90 assists) and 599 penalty minutes in 325 contests in the ECHL, AHL and in the Ukraine. Last season, the Kiev, Ukraine, native registered 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points in 33 contests for Berkut Kiev of the Professional Hockey League of Ukraine.
In the ECHL, Gongalsky most recently skated with the Gwinnett Gladiators during the 2011-12 campaign and also saw action with the Greenville Road Warriors, Stockton Thunder and Fresno Falcons, totaling 110 points (45 goals, 65 assists) and 374 penalty minutes in 182 games and was Carbery’s teammate in Fresno (2007-09).