Stillman volleyball grabs one win in SIAC event
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ALBANY, Ga. | The Stillman College volleyball team closed out a long first day in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Cross Over with a loss to defending conference champion Albany State.
Albany State won by scores of 25-20, 25-13, 13-25 and 25-15. Stillman’s win in the third set was the first for Pam Phillips, now in her third season with the Lady Tigers.
“I always try to find the good in everything,” Phillips said. “Tonight the good was that we as a team accomplished something that we have not been able to accomplish before. We won a set from Albany and did so in convincing fashion against their starting team. We have to build on that and work harder than ever to continue to move our program forward.”
In earlier matches, Stillman (5-7, 4-3) opened with a loss to Clark Atlanta but bounced back to sweep Fort Valley State.
Stillman junior Jamila McKinnis recorded her second quadruple-double of the day in the match against Albany State. She had 10 kills, 11 assists, 14 digs and 11 good service receptions. McKinnis also had two solo blocks. Phyllice Eubanks recorded eight kills.
Anjelica Nixon had five kills and dug up 10 Albany attacks. LaShaunda Spurgeon also had five kills. Rayniceia Lewis dished out 10 assists. Kiaundra Spann had 16 good serve receptions and 12 digs. Januar Page had 10 digs and one good serve reception.
Stillman defeated Fort Valley State by scores of 25-20, 25-9 and 25-16.
Spurgeon and Eubanks had eight hits each for Stillman. McKinnis had seven kills. Nixon recorded six kills, and Cynteria Jones had five. Lewis had a team-high 12 assists, and McKinnis had 11. Spann led the Lady Tigers with nine digs.
“We passed well and were able to work on our offensive play sets,” Phillips said. “Our setters distributed the ball well. The result was a balanced offensive attack. We had six hitters that got some productive swings.”
Clark Atlanta University defeated Stillman 25-18, 25-16, 21-25 and 25-23.
McKinnis had her first quadruple-double with 14 kills, 10 assists, 14 digs, and 10 good serve receptions. Lewis dished out 17 assists. Nixon recorded nine kills and eight digs. Spann recorded a double-double with 15 digs and 14 good serve receptions. Page also had a double-double with 11 digs 16 good serve receptions. Spurgeon had six kills, and Eubanks added five.
Stillman plays Benedict and Claflin this afternoon.
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