SCU sweeps vol­ley­ball in SAC quar­ter­fi­nals

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - SPORTS - From JBU Sports In­for­ma­tion

South­west­ern Chris­tian (Okla.) com­pleted an im­prob­a­ble sweep (25-19, 25-23, 25-23) of the John Brown Univer­sity vol­ley­ball team, clos­ing out the Golden Ea­gles’ sea­son in­side Bill Ge­orge Arena on Tues­day night in the Sooner Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals.

It’s the first time in four sea­sons, since the SAC in­sti­tuted quar­ter­fi­nal home­court ad­van­tage for the top four seeds, that John Brown (16-15) lost on its home court. More sur­pris­ingly, it was an op­po­nent that JBU had swept in the reg­u­lar sea­son, but the vis­i­tors came to Siloam Springs hav­ing won seven of their last nine.

Cash­lyn Mun­roe posted a game-high 15 kills to lead the vis­i­tors (21-7), while the duo of Damie Mor­gan and Aubrie San­ders threw down nine kills a piece. Mor­gan was a dig shy of the dou­ble-dou­ble, rack­ing up nine scoops in the win, which was South­west­ern Chris­tian’s first NAIA post­sea­son vic­tory as a part of the Sooner Ath­letic Con­fer­ence.

Sopho­more Tay­lor Glover hit an im­pres­sive .333 with 11 ter­mi­na­tions on 30 swings to lead the Golden Ea­gle of­fense. Ju­nior Jes­sica Meyer and se­nior Bayli Rea­gan each con­trib­uted 10 kills in the loss.

John Brown hit .217 (4414-138) on the match, but the vis­i­tors re­sponded with a .259 (51-14-143) ef­fort.

Fresh­man Jenna Low­ery’s 27 digs led the John Brown back line ef­fort. Ju­nior El­iz­a­beth Wil­liams and fresh­man Car­rie Cielsa split pass­ing du­ties, dish­ing out 21 and 20 as­sists, re­spec­tively.

The col­le­giate ca­reers of se­niors Bayli Rea­gan and Bai­ley Sager came to a close.

Photo cour­tesy of JBU Sports In­for­ma­tion

John Brown ju­nior Kinzee Mayo goes up for a hit, while South­west­ern Chris­tian (Okla.) blocker Jame­sha Redd goes up for a block dur­ing Tues­day’s game at Bill Ge­orge Arena. SCU swept the match to end JBU’s sea­son.

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