MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – College of Charleston (6-3) split its two dual matches on the second day of the CofC Sand Classic, defeating South Carolina, 3-2, before falling to Georgia State, 4-1.
The Gamecocks (4-11) and Cougars played to three sets in three out of the five matches, and only one third set was decided by more than two points.
The Cougars went back in front, 2-1, with a win on court No. 3, as Sloane White and Andi Zbojniewicz posted a solid, two-set victory, 21-17 and 21-16. Zbojniewicz finished the flight with 17 kills and 39 digs, while White added 14 kills.
The dual came down to the No. 1 and No. 2 pairs matches, and College of Charleston clinched the win with a victory on court No. 1. The Cougars' Emily Neideffer and Darcy Dorton defeated South Carolina's Megan Kent and Paige Wheeler in three sets by the scores of 19-21, 21-18 and 15-11. Dorton had 25 kills and four aces in the win.
In the second dual of the day, CofC succumbed to Georgia State by a score of 4-1. White and Zbojniewicz continued their strong day by winning the third flight in three sets, bouncing back from a 21-18 loss in the first set to win 21-15 and 15-13. White finished with 16 kills and six aces, while Zbojniewicz tallied 36 digs.
Fidelholtz and Warren sent the fourth flight to three sets after they won set one, 22-20, but GSU’s Milani Pickering and Natalie Wilson won the second set, 21-17, and won the flight with a 15-7 win in the final set.
College of Charleston concludes the CofC Sand Classic tomorrow with a 10 a.m. match against nationally-ranked Florida State.