UNCW Press Release
GREENVILLE, North Carolina – Morgan Kline recorded a double-double of 12 kills and 14 digs and Nicole Lott added 11 kills as UNCW topped Tennessee Tech, 3-1, to equal its best start since the 1990 season at 6-1.
UNCW concluded its East Carolina Invitational tournament appearance with a 3-0 mark and dropped just one set all weekend. Tennessee Tech saw it record dip to 1-7 with the neutral site loss.
"Overall this was a great tournament to test our depth and ability to make quick in game adjustments, as well as learn to fight for those comeback wins when we're down some points," Said UNCW Head Coach Amy Bambenek. "It was a total team effort this weekend and I'm proud of the effort everyone showed from start to finish."
The Seahawks hit .218 for the match as Kline committed just one hitting error in 38 attacks. Lott was nearly as good with two hitter errors in 32 swings. Meredith Peacock had eight kills and two errors in 17 attacks.
Setter Victoria Phillips chalked up a double-double of 15 assists and 11 digs. Lindsay Hartmann and Morgan Owney both added 11 digs as UNCW placed four in double digits.
Lead by freshman Sydney Brocks five blocks, UNCW out blocked the Golden Eagles, 10.5-7.
In the opening set, UNCW trailed 18-13 before rallying to win 25-22 to set the tone for the match. TTU answered with a win in the second set before the Seahawks turned up the offense and hit .414 in the third set to take the lead.
TTU's Cody Dodd held match-high honors with 18 kills and Jordan Wachowiak hit .429 (6-0-14). Setter Sharon Anderson doled out 46 assists and added 12 digs. Courtney Smith and Dodd had 25 and 20 digs, respectively.
NOTES: UNCW hit .264 for the weekend while Morgan Kline hit .330 with 34 kills (3.4/set) … Meredith Peacock hit a team-high .381 with 22 kills … Leah Gagliardi paced the Seahawks with 10 blocks this weekend … UNCW opened up the 1988 season with 15 consecutive wins before suffering their first loss … That season UNCW posted a 30-3 record.
UP NEXT: The Seahawks return to Hanover Hall on Sept. 10, when they host regional rival Campbell at 7 p.m. The match will be streamed on the Seahawk Digital Network for free.