MISENHEIMER, NC - In their second match in a 17 hour span, the Pfeiffer women's volleyball team (7-20, 4-11 CC) was blanked by Erskine (9-14, 8-8) on Saturday afternoon inside Merner Gymnasium. Sophomore Brianna Jones finished with a game-high 11 kills, but Erskine's efficient attack produced only eight errors and a .250 hitting percentage in the 3-0 victory.
Kelly Sullivan led the Flying Fleet with nine kills. The Lady Falcons held a 35-27 lead in the kills category, but committed 12 more hitting errors.
Erskine won by scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 25-17 to improve to .500 in conference play.
The first set was close the whole way, as neither team had a lead larger than four points. Haley Denny's service ace cut the deficit to 21-20 but the Flying Fleet would rally to score four of the final five points to take the early advantage.
Pfeiffer came into the second set on fire. Emily Wall served seven straight Pfeiffer points and Jones had two kills, as the Lady Falcons took control. However, Erskine answered by tallying 11 of the next 13 points to take an 11-9 lead. Pfeiffer was able to tie the set twice, but never reclaimed the lead, falling into a 2-0 hole.
In the third and final set, it was Erskine who ran out to the early lead. The Flying Fleet scored five straight to start the set, before a service error got the Lady Falcons on the board. Freshman Shelby Younger, who had a career-high 22 kills last evening, slammed home a kill to cut the lead to 7-5. Younger also served back-to-back points which made the score 8-7 but Pfeiffer would pull no closer.
The Lady Falcons return to action this evening when they host Emmanuel at 7 p.m.