Volleyhawks fall to College of Charleston in four sets

Seahawks drop CAA match three sets to one


Noah Powers, Contributing Writer

UNC Wilmington volleyball hosted Colonial Athletic Association rival College of Charleston on Wednesday. The Cougars (13-4, 2-1 CAA) have lead previous opponents in total kills and assists, but that did not stop the Seahawks from putting up a fight before ultimately falling short to Charleston in four sets, 3-1 (20-25, 21-25, 25-23, 18-25).

Facing a 2-0 deficit, the Seahawks would rally late in the third set, going on a 5-0 run before winning set three and preventing a potential sweep. UNCW (6-9, 0-3) would lose set four to end the match.

Junior outside hitter Maddy Kline led the Seahawks with 12 kills and 12 digs, followed by fellow junior outside hitter Halle Hunt, who had 11 kills to go with nine digs.

Consistency was the focus for coach Amy Bambenek when asked about the fight in her team.

“I think we’re just seeing bits and pieces of the fight, unfortunately. I think it stems from our serving and passing,” said Bambenek. “Once our serving and passing aren’t very consistent, it’s really hard for us to get into a defensive rhythm and an offensive rhythm.”

The Seahawks will need to improve their consistency if they intend to improve this season, per Bambenek.

“I need to be able to rely on all of our hitters to produce the same, day in and day out,” said Bambenek. “We’ve got too much inconsistency with what we’re able to produce offensively from our hitters.”

The Seahawks will try to snap a three-game losing skid when they travel to Harrisonburg, V.A., to take on James Madison on Sept. 29.

Contributing Writer Noah Powers can be found on Twitter @TealNoah23. Any tips or suggestions should be forwarded via email to [email protected].