Volleyball finishes regular season as number 2 seed

By Samantha Stallings

Samford Volleyball team won their last home game of the season 3-0 against Wofford. With this win, the Bulldogs are the no. 2 seed for the SoCon tournament this coming weekend.

Seniors journalism and mass communication major Michaela Reesor, sports administration major Chelsi Carter and accounting major Selina Schirmer played their last game in the Pete Hanna on Saturday.

“It was crazy playing my last game, I can’t even believe that.” said Reesor “ It’s not over but it was my last appearance in the Pete, it’s kind of crazy but at the same time I am really motivated to finish the year on a good note “

The first set Samford and Wofford went back and forth with each other when the score was tied at 10, but then Wofford scored three straight points, putting the score at 13-10. Though, Samford wasn’t going to let them get away easy Samford battled back to tie the score again at 17 and took the reigns and won 25-23.

The second set Samford had momentum again getting the first four points but Wofford came back and scored four straight points to tie the game 4-4, though the Bulldogs weren’t going to let the Terriers have this one, and with a service ace by freshman pre-med major J.C. Cornay, Samford won the second set 25-14.

In the third set Wofford gained momentum, but kills by junior exercise science major Emily Meitz and Reesor put Samford on top 25-23. The Bulldogs had one of their highest hitting percentages of the season with 46 kills on 95 attempts for a .358 hitting percentage.

“The staff and I will sit down and we’ll figure out what our road is, and our preparations is going to be 50 percent getting them mentally ready and 50 percent see what we do well and what can we exaggerate what we do well because there is a saying that defense wins championships,” Head Coach Derek Schroeder said.

Samford will start Southern Conference tournament play on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. central time in Greensboro, N.C.

“Identity wins championships and with in the last three weeks we just have taken times we just got away from our identity at moments and those moments are what absolutely killed us to the 2-5 loses, 6 loses which is incredible that you can falter mentally for five minutes and it ends up being a loss,” Schroeder said.

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