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UAB Tops Charleston, 4-1, In Sand Volleyball

Courtesy: CofCSports.com
          Release: 03/23/2013
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MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – UAB topped College of Charleston, 4-1, on the second day of the CofC Sand Tournament at the Creekside Courts in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Charleston won one flight over the Blazers at the conclusion of a wet and rainy day of sand volleyball.

The CofC second flight team of Darcy Dorton and Andi Zbojniewicz won a three-set affair with scores of 21-12, 18-21, 15-10. Dorton totaled 25 kills in the three sets while also making four blocks and 14 digs. Zbojniewicz made 28 digs and 16 kills to pull out the win in the third set.

The Cougar ones group of Lizzie Theesfeld and Melissa Morello lost a close one to UAB’s Kiri Hirini and Bethany Thomas (21-19, 26-24). Theesfeld had three aces and 21 kills, including 14 in the second set. She also made 17 digs. Morello had 13 kills and 14 digs in the match. UAB’s Thomas had 23 kills in the victory.

Emily Neideffer and Kelly Kolich went to extra points in the third flight, taking UAB’s Alison Woods and Sam Serley to 24-22 and 21-16 in a two-set defeat. Kolich had 43 digs and 19 kills in a strong performance, while Neideffer had 10 kills and 26 digs.

In the fourth group, Sloane White and Taeler Davis fell to UAB’s Rachel Fairbanks and Sara Rishell (21-16, 21-17) as Davis made nine kills and 13 digs, while White tallied eight kills and three aces.

The Cougars could not pull out a victory in the fifth set, although Emily Shelton and Catey Warren took UAB’s Becca Howard and Sam Skinner to scores of 22-20 and 21-16. Shelton had 20 kills and 20 digs, while Warren made five aces and eight digs.

In the sixth exhibition flight, Grace Rebarchak and Kallie McKown won a three-set match by scores of 21-16, 20-22, 15-10. The duo was playing together for the first time this season and fought hard to win the third set.

The Cougars are scheduled to play Georgia State tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Creekside Courts. Any changes in schedule due to weather will be posted on CofCSports.com and on twitter, @CofCVolleyball.

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