Trojans Split Season Opener At Viking Virginia Beach Tournament

Trojans block Golden Bear kill attempt. (Photo by Bob Bradlee)
Trojans block Golden Bear kill attempt. (Photo by Bob Bradlee)

Virginia Beach, Va. – The University of Mount Olive women's volleyball team split on opening day of the 2017 season. UMO won their season opener 3-0 over Kutztown University in three sets, 25-22, 25-19, 26-24, while they fell in three to Alaska Fairbanks, 25-14, 25-17, 27-25.

Game 1 – 3-0 win over Kutztown (25-22, 25-19, 6-24)

  • Britni Johnson had 10 kills on 15 attempts to lead the Trojans against Kutztown.
  • Both Johnson and Casey Fiechter recorded 12 digs in the match.
  • Cyerra Carter has five blocks in her UMO debut.
  • Kamber Skeen recorded double digit assists and a handful of kills as she scored several points by pushing the ball over the net catching KU off-guard.
  • The Trojans came from two points down, 23-21, and finished the set on a five-to-one run winning the set 26-24 over the Golden Bears.

Game 2 – 3-0 loss to Alaska Fairbanks (25-14, 25-17, 27-25)

  • Johnson had another good game with 11 kills on 15 attempts and seven digs in the match.
  • Carter collected four kills on eight attempts with five blocks.
  • Skeen had 13 assists against the Nonooks.

The Trojans are back in action tomorrow, Sunday, September 3, with games at 9 am and 12 pm against Slippery Rock and Elizabeth State University.