Lander downs Francis Marion Volleyball in four sets

Lander downs Francis Marion Volleyball in four sets

GREENWOOD, SC – Francis Marion University sophomore Alyssa Hansen posted a double-double with 16 kills and 15 digs, but the Patriots lost in four sets (25-16, 26-24, 21-25, 25-19) to first-place Lander University, Saturday afternoon (Nov. 2) in Peach Belt Conference volleyball action.

Francis Marion (15-12, 2-6) will conclude a three-match road swing on Tuesday night with a 7 p.m. match at UNC Pembroke.  The next home contest for the Patriots will be Friday at 7 p.m. against Augusta University.

Following Hansen was junior Kayla Arthur with 10 kills and 6-2 sophomore middle blocker Lily Walton added eight kills and six blocks.  Sophomore setter Finn Millians tallied 45 assists and 12 digs, while senior libero Natalie Vaughn dug up 30 balls.

Kyra Ross paced Lander (18-6, 7-1) with 27 kills.



Lander University def. Francis Marion Univ. 25-16,26-24,21-25,25-19

Francis Marion Univ. (15-12, 2-6) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Alyssa Hansen
16-0-0; Kayla Arthur 10-0-5; Lily Walton 8-2-6; Iyanla Thigpen 7-0-4;
Courtney Abdur-Rahim 7-0-3; Finn Millians 2-0-0; Natalie Vaughn 0-1-0;
Totals 50-3-10.0. (Assists) - Finn Millians 45. (Dig leaders) -
Natalie Vaughn 30; Courtney Abdur-Rahim 19; Alyssa Hansen 15; Finn
Millians 12; Alexis Watts 10

Lander University (18-6, 7-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kyra Ross 27-0-3;
Reilly Kuenstler 14-0-2; Maya Walker 9-0-2; Maddie Reed 8-0-1; Madilyn
Reed 4-0-0; Alexa Barral 2-0-2; Corey Nichols 1-0-0; Boo Luther 0-1-0;
Hannah McManus 0-2-0; Totals 65-3-6.0. (Assists) - Madilyn Reed 55.
(Dig leaders) - Hannah McManus 40; Boo Luther 15; Corey Nichols 15;
Kyra Ross 15; Madilyn Reed 10

Site: Greenwood, S.C. (Finis Horne Arena)
Date: 11/2/2019      Attend: 265   Time: 1:57