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Johnson knocks down 10 in season finale versus Carson-Newman

Johnson knocks down 10 in season finale versus Carson-Newman

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Mars Hill volleyball team (14-12, 11-8 SAC) was defeated 3-0 versus Carson-Newman (20-6, 14-5 SAC) Tuesday night on the road.

With the set tied a 14 all, Carson-Newman reeled off five straight points to take the 19-14 advantage in the first.  The Lions roared back into the set, taking seven of the next nine points to tie the game once again.  Down set point, back-to-back kills from Sarah Goddard flipped the score in their advantage.  However, the Eagles responded with a 3-0 run to steal the first set, 27-25.

The Lions led for a majority of the second set until a Carson-Newman 4-1 run tied the contest up at 18 midway towards the end of the frame.  Following a Mars Hill timeout, the Eagles closed out the set on a 7-1 run led by Kendall Cooley's two kills.

An early 4-0 run by the Eagles built up a cushion for the Eagles to expand upon throughout the third and final set to close out the set and earn the season split with the Lions.  Carson-Newman hit a game-high .308 in the third set.

Sally Anne Johnson led the Lions with 10 kills while adding a team-high three blocks.  Goddard added eight kills and a team-high 16 digs.  Jordan Schmucker led Mars Hill with 15 assists.

The Lions take to the road one last time in the regular season on Saturday, November 9 when they face Lincoln Memorial.  First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m.

 

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