ORANGEBURG, S.C : The Lady Bucs defeated Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference leaders South Carolina State on Oct. 25 in Orangeburg, S.C., handing the Lady Bulldogs their first home loss of the season.
The Lady Bucs (5-20) were led by Wynter Davis who had 13 kills, seven block assists, and three digs. Amy Nokes gave out 18 helpers and dug up seven. Ashley Higginbothem led the way with 13 digs and Sydney Tracy had three service aces. SCSU was led by Desire Waller's 16 kills and Bria Brimmer's 34 assists. For the game, CSU had 38 kills, 37 assists, 44 digs and 13 total blocks.
CSU took the first set 25-20 behind four kills from Wynter Davis on eight total attacks (.375). Amy Nokes and Kirsten Struksnes both dished out four assists and Ashley Higginbothem led the way with three digs. Sydney Tracy and Wynter Davis both notched three block assists. Kayla Klinger added to her CSU leading service ace count, recording two in set one. SCSU was led by Shabree Roberson with three kills and Bria Brimmer with 10 assists. As a team, CSU totaled nine kills on 28 total attacks, eights assists, 11 digs and five total blocks.
CSU dropped the second set 25-14 and were led by Wynter Davis who recorded six kills on 14 total attempts, two digs and four block assists. Amy Nokes gave out seven assists followed closely by Kirsten Stuksnes's six. Nokes also notched four digs, Kayla Klinger matched that by digging up four of her own. SCSU was led by Peri Ligons's six kills and Bria Brimmer's 19 assists. For the set, CSU totaled 15 kills on 50 total attacks, 14 assists, 17 digs and six team blocks.
The Lady Bucs took the third set 25-20 thanks to nine Wynter Davis kills. Amy Nokes had 11 assists and five digs, while Ashley Higginbothem led the way for the third set in a row with 10 digs, Sydney Tracy and Morgan Hadden both had five kills. Desire Waller led the SCSU attack with 12 kills and Bria Brimmer dished out 26 assists. As a team, CSU recorded 28 kills, 27 assists, 30 digs and nine total team blocks.
Wynter Davis led the Bucs to victory in the fourth set with four kills and three blocks. Amy Nokes had seven assists and two digs. CSU had 10 kills, 10 assists and 14 digs in the final set.
Next, CSU will welcome Presbyterian College to Buc Dome on Oct.
28 at 7 p.m for a Big South Conference showdown.