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Women’s Volleyball Looks to Get Back in the Win Column

Courtesy of Furman Athletics

After a slow start, the

season has begun to look

up for the Furman women’s

volleyball team. The team went

on a four-game win-streak and

has won five of their past seven

games, including a dominant

victory over East Tennessee

State, who has a record of 18-4

and 9-1 in SoCon play.

Despite the slow start, many Furman players have stood out throughout the season and played a large role in the team’s win-streak. Redshirt-junior middle blocker Courtney Hoffman had a career-high 19 kills in the team’s win against Chattanooga and regularly puts up high numbers in the kills statistics. Freshman libero Andrea Aceveda has made a huge impact in the back row, including a career- high 29 digs in a 2-3 loss to Western Carolina and 28 digs in the team’s 3-1 win against UNC Greensboro.

A tough 0-3 loss to Western Carolina on Oct. 26 ended the Paladins’ winning streak at four. Despite losses in all three sets, the Paladins never stopped fighting and came within at least six points of winning in all three sets against Western Carolina. Aceveda had a match-high 19 digs while redshirt-sophomore setter Katie Murphy had 35 assists in the game.

In order to get back in

the win column, the team

must rely on the combination

of strong offense and steady

defense that worked so well

during their win-streak. The

team looks to bounce back

into the win column when they

play The Citadel on Nov. 1 in

Charleston before traveling to

Spartanburg to play Wofford

the next day.

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