CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston continued its momentum from Friday night by sweeping Chattanooga (25-17, 25-15, 25-19) in SoCon volleyball action on Saturday evening at TD Arena.
The Cougars (15-6, 7-1) earned their seventh sweep in conference play, while Chattanooga (8-14, 2-5) lost its fifth SoCon match. Once again, the Cougars took advantage of a major gulf in hitting percentage with CofC hitting .333 and Chattanooga managing just .097.
Darcy Dorton had an impressive showing by setting a new personal high for digs in a three-set match with 16. She added 14 kills and two service aces to pick up her 10th double-double of the season.
The Mocs' Paula Passmore, the SoCon's leader in digs, made 18 digs while Melissa Green and Briana Reid each notched 11. No Chattanooga player made double digits in kills, with Christina Teter's nine kills paced the Mocs.
College of Charleston didn't need too many long rallies in the first set as the Cougars sided out at a clip of 83 percent. Dorton made nine digs and six kills in the first frame. A kill by Morello put the Cougars up 17-11 and the two teams traded points for the rest of the set. White gave CofC set point at 24-17 and a Teter attack error gave CofC a 25-17 set win.
The Cougars had a big run in the second set, breaking a 10-10 tie with a 10-1 run to go up 20-11. A Teter kill broke the run, but the Cougars sided out again with a White kill. Davis put the Cougars at set point with a dump kill and Lizzie Theesfeld aced out the set, 25-15.
Chattanooga hung around closer in the third set, thanks to four blocks and 12 kills. The Mocs pulled the margin to 18-16, but kills from White and Dorton forced a Chattanooga timeout at 20-16. Catey Warren and Kelly Kolich tallied kills in the final points to give Charleston a 25-19 set victory and a match sweep.
The Cougars will host South Carolina State in a non-conference match on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at TD Arena.