Volleyball sweep home-and-home with St. Andrews
Raleigh, N.C. – Lauren Naugle played a fine all-around game and the William Peace Pacers volleyball team christened their new home court with a decisive 3-0 win over the St. Andrews Knights Tuesday night at the Hermann Student Center .
Naugle, a junior Outside Hitter, led the team with 14 kills. She also added six digs and an ace to lead the Pacers to their fifth win of the season.
Peace jumped on top early, as it ran out to a 6-1 lead in the first set, thanks in part to Naugle serving four straight winning points. But St. Andrews battled back for a 19-19 tie.
Crystal Alston kept the Pacers ahead as she slammed home the go-ahead point. Brooke Norris then reeled off four straight points, two coming by aces. Naugle closed out the first set with a kill, giving Peace a 25-20 win.
It was more of the same in the second set, with Naugle and Alston leading the way to an easy 25-11 win. Shantay Silva also came up big in the set, as she served for five straight points.
There was no letup in the third set for the hosts. After a kill by Meghan Luffman the Pacers held a 17-9 advantage. While the Knights were able to cut the deficit to three points, Peace regained control and finished off the match with a point served by Silva that was finished off by a kill from Naugle.
The Pacers return to action Saturday as they play a USA South tri-match in Danville. They square off against N.C. Wesleyan at 2:00 PM and immediately follow with a game against Averett.