C of C ties mark with 8-0 start record

Sloane White posted a career-high hitting percentage and tallied a season high in kills to lead College of Charleston to a 3-1 volleyball win (25-14, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22) over Seattle.

Charleston (8-0) tied the program’s best start to the season with its eighth straight victory, tying the 2005 squad that finished 32-2.

Darcy Dorton finished with 11 kills and Cara Howley added nine kills and four blocks for the Cougars.

Katrina Houston drove home a match-high 17 kills and led four Charleston Southern players with double-digit kills as the Buccaneers earned a 3-1 victory (24-26, 25-18, 25-17, 25-20) over The Citadel.

Earlier, Bailey Kernodle led The Citadel with nine kills as the Bulldogs (1-7) downed S.C. State 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-14) for their first win of the season.

The Stingrays re-signed former ECHL goalie of the year Jeff Jakaitis for the upcoming season. After joining the Stingrays last December, Jakaitis, 30, earned an 8-5-4 record with a 2.34 goals-against average, .925 save percentage and one shutout in 17 appearances.

The College of Charleston men fell, 2-0, to Vermont at Patriots Point on back-to-back goals by Brian Wright.

C of C (1-3) outshot Vermont, 18-12, with a lopsided 13-4 shot advantage in the second half.

Tori Lopez converted a penalty kick in the second OT to give host Presbyterian a 2-1 victory over The Citadel women (2-3-1).

The College of Charleston women (2-5) kept host Auburn off the board in the first half, but three second-half goals earned the Tigers the 3-0 victory.