Hawks split in final conference matches of the regular season

The Huntingdon volleyball team recognized (L-R) Taylor Wright (#28), Noah Harrison, Lexie DeVuyst (#13) and April Reese (#7) during Saturday's Senior Day.
The Huntingdon volleyball team recognized (L-R) Taylor Wright (#28), Noah Harrison, Lexie DeVuyst (#13) and April Reese (#7) during Saturday's Senior Day.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon volleyball team closed out the regular season with a split against conference rivals Berea and Maryville on Saturday.

Huntingdon beat Berea 25-21, 25-18, 25-15 before falling to Maryville 25-23, 25-22, 25-19.

Maryville (24-6, 14-0 USA South) will enter the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the West Division. Huntingdon (22-14, 11-3) will be the No. 2 seed.

As the No. 2 seed, Huntingdon will host a first-round and quarterfinal match on Tuesday at Roland Arena. Piedmont and Covenant will play in the first round at 5 p.m. with the winner advancing to play the Hawks in the quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. The quarterfinal winner will advance to the semifinals on November 8.

In Saturday's match, Amy Tyma (22), April Reese (14), Addison Genard (12) and Shelby McAllister (11) combined for 59 of Huntingdon's 68 kills in the two matches. Freshman Morgan Ilsley finished with 54 assists in the two matches and Lexie DeVuyst (26), Tyma (25), and Reese (21) combined for 72 digs.

With 10 kills against Berea in the first match of the day, Tyma recorded her 500th kill of the season. Tyma, who entered Saturday ranked third in Division III in kills this season, is the first Hawk to reach 500 kills in a season since the NCAA went to the current scoring format in 2008.

 

Records: Huntingdon (22-14, 11-3 USA South); Maryville (24-6, 14-0 USA South); Berea (11-16, 6-8 USA South)

                                                                                                                                      

Huntingdon Stat Leaders

vs. Berea College

Kills: Amy Tyma (10), April Reese (7), Addison Genard (7), Shelby McAllister (7)

Assists: Morgan Ilsley (29)                                                                        

Digs: Lexie DeVuyst (13), Amy Tyma (13), April Reese (9), Josie Hester (8)

Aces: Morgan Ilsley (6)

Blocks: Amy Tyma (3)

 

Huntingdon Stat Leaders

vs. Maryville College

Kills: Amy Tyma (12), April Reese (7), Addison Genard (5)

Assists: Morgan Ilsley (25)                                                                        

Digs: Lexie DeVuyst (13), Amy Tyma (12), April Reese (12)

Blocks: Addison Genard (4)

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon will host two USA South Athletic Conference Tournament matches on Tuesday. Piedmont and Covenant will play in the first round at 5 p.m. at Roland Arena. Huntingdon will play the winner in the quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m.