Buccaneers sweep past Tigers for the second time in 2015

Buccaneers sweep past Tigers for the second time in 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Charleston Southern cruised past Savannah State on Monday night as the Buccaneers utilized a 12 kill performance from Addison Kaderli on their way to sweeping the host Tigers in straight sets, 25-11, 25-18, 25-23.

Kaderli's 12 kills were a part of an offensive performance that saw the Buccaneers hit .478 over the first set and .394 in the second set in topping the Tigers for the second time in the 2015 season. The Bucs previously defeated Savannah State on September 1 inside the Buc Dome, 3-0.

CSU (4-12) snapped an eight match losing streak in topping the Tigers, led by Kaderli's performance on the offensive side, while sophomore middle blocker Kylie Klein had a match-high five blocks at the net.

Meredith Parrott added eight kills, hitting .400 from the floor for the Bucs, while Brooke Green set up the CSU offense with 17 assists. Ashley Higginbothem led the CSU backline with 13 digs in the match.

Gabrielle Nathaniel was the team leader for SSU (0-16) with nine kills from the floor, while Caitlynn Masoe (5) and Chinenye Ofodile (5) were also among the team leaders. Masoe led the team with 11 assists, while Alexis Washington was the team leader with 10 digs.

CSU took the first four points of the opening set on their way to building a double-digit lead at 19-9 following a Klein kill. The Bucs kept the lead in closing out the set with five of the final six points to go up 1-0 over the Tigers.

The Bucs never trailed in the second set, utilizing a 15-9 advantage in the frame on their way to cruising to the 25-18 set win. Parrott, Kaderli and Kuglin all had kills in the final five points to take the frame.

The third set saw eight ties and four lead changes with Savannah State holding the 22-18 lead following an Ofodile kill. However, the Bucs rallied back with a 7-1 run capped by back-to-back Klein blocks to take the match and complete the sweep.

Charleston Southern remains on the road this weekend as the Buccaneers open up Big South Conference play on Friday night inside the Templeton Center in Clinton, S.C., as CSU takes on Presbyterian. First serve between the Bucs and the Blue Hose is set for 7 p.m.

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