Bucs sweep Savannah State for the second time; Parrott and Houston with 11 kills apiece

Bucs sweep Savannah State for the second time; Parrott and Houston with 11 kills apiece

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Meredith Parrott and Katrina Houston recorded 11 kills apiece and Taylor Allman had 18 digs as Charleston Southern swept host Savannah State on Tuesday night in Willcox-Wiley Gymnasium, 25-18, 25-12, 25-13.

The Buccaneers hit .341 as a team in the match paced by Parrott and Houston as CSU swept Savannah State for the second time in eight days after previously downing the Tigers inside the Buc Dome last Tuesday.

Charleston Southern improves to 7-11 on the season with the win, while Savannah State falls to 3-14 with the loss.

Kylie Klein added six kills, while Connor Malone had five for the Bucs offensive attack with Cassidy Greer setting up CSU with 24 assists. Siraya Windsor added two aces and seven digs, while Taylor Marin narrowly missed out on double-digits with nine digs in the backline.

Elexius Harris and Caitlynn Masoe led SSU in the match with five kills apiece as the Tigers struggled from the floor in hitting .010 as a team. Masoe added 11 assists, while Lynae had 10 to set up the SSU attack. Defensively, Alexis Washington had 10 digs, while Harris led the Tigers with two blocks at the net.

CSU opened the match on a 4-0 run behind a pair of Parrott kills, but the Tigers rallied back with seven straight points to take the 7-4 lead following a CSU ball handling error. The Bucs tied the set up at 10-10 on Houston's first kill of the evening and following another tie at 13-13, CSU took control of the frame, scoring 12 of the last 17 points on their way to the 25-18 set win.

Malone sparked the Bucs with four kills in the second set as CSU overcame an early run by the Tigers in taking a 6-5 lead on the CSU sophomore middle blocker's kill. Parrott added three straight kills in the middle of the set, completing a 14-3 run that put the Bucs ahead 14-6 as CSU cruised to the 25-12 second set win.

Houston and Liza Walker combined for seven kills in the third set as CSU led from opening serve in building a 21-6 lead on their way to completing the sweep.

Charleston Southern remains on the road this weekend as the Bucs return to Big South Conference play traveling to Gore Arena and Campbell University on Friday at 7 p.m., while taking on High Point inside the Millis Center on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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