STARKVILLE, MS (gomocs.com) --- The Chattanooga volleyball team split their matches on the second day of the Maroon Classic, including a 3-0 win against Stetson and a tight loss to SEC opponent Mississippi State.
UTC's performance this weekend improved their record to 4-2. This is the most wins in the first six matches for Chattanooga since 2009.
The Mocs started the day with a 3-0 win against the Stetson Hatters, the third three-set win in a row and fourth win in a row for Chattanooga.
"It is awesome to get another 3-0 win against a quality opponent," head coach Travis Filar stated. "Our offense was again the difference and is becoming stronger every match."
Briana Reid (Houston, Texas) and Sarah Batterton (Colbert, Wash.) both hit double digits in kills to lead the Mocs' offense. Reid hit 12 followed by Batterton's 10.
Catherine Chason (Alpharetta, Ga.) guided the back row with 14 digs.
"There is still room for improvement but I am pleased with how our team is finding different ways to win points and sets," Filar said.
UTC put up a good fight against Mississippi State in a 3-1 match. No set saw less than 21 points from either team.
The Bulldogs and the Mocs were head-to-head in the final game statistics. Mississippi State posted 186 attacks, while UTC had 181. The host-team recorded 89 digs, and Chattanooga followed with 88.
Batterton and Reid led the Mocs again in kills, with 16 and 15. Reid hit double-digits in digs as well, with 15.
Lauren Greenspoon (Houston, Texas) recorded 42 assists and was second on the team with 19 digs.
The Mocs return home for the Scenic City Showdown - Presented by Hampton Inn & Suites (Downtown Chattanooga) Sept. 11-12 in Maclellan Gym. The two-day tournament features UAB, Gardner-Webb and Austin Peay.