NASHVILLE (lipscombsports.com) – The Lipscomb volleyball squad picked up its first win of the 2022 season on Sunday with a sweep over Tennessee State (25-15, 25-15, 25-19) inside Allen Arena.
As a team, the Bisons hit .361 with only eight attack errors, while holding the Tigers to a .118 clip and forcing 18 miscues. They also applied pressure from the service line with 10 aces to just two for Tennessee State.
Junior outside hitter Caroline Stogner matched her career high with 13 kills behind a .591 hitting percentage. Meg Mersman produced nine kills and a team-high four blocks, while freshman Berkley Mischler recorded seven kills and a .545 hitting clip.
Freshman Sophia Hudepohl had an impact all over the floor with a career-high 20 assists, six digs and six aces. Junior Delaney Smith led the Bisons with 10 digs.
Set 1 Quick Hits
- The set was a close battle early on with five tied scores and three lead changes before the Bisons took over.
- After falling behind 8-5 early on, Lipscomb closed the frame on a 20-7 run en route to a .312 swinging percentage.
- Stogner went errorless with four kills on six swings for a .667 attack %.
- Hudepohl assisted eight times and dug three balls with two aces.
- Lipscomb held TSU to a .067 attack %.
Set 2 Quick Hits
- Lipscomb continued it hot hitting in the second set, outswinging TSU .367 to .000 with only three errors.
- Stogner once again led the Bisons, this time with six kills on nine attacks (.667%).
- Smith led the team with four digs, while Hudepohl (6) and Ashleigh Albert (5) combined for 11 assists.
Set 3 Quick Hits
- The Bisons recorded 16 kills with only two errors on 35 swings for a .400 clip.
- Mersman led the team with four kills (.500), while Addi Pelham (.600) and Stogner (.429) each added three.
- Hudepohl totaled six of the team's season-high 15 assists in the set.
- Albert scooped up four digs and four assists.
Lipscomb is back in action Friday at 11 a.m. for the first match of the LUV Invite. The Bisons will host six matches over two days in Allen, while they will play Mississippi State, Ball State and Oklahoma.
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