Chowan Cruises To Straight Sets Win Over Lincoln

by Hawks Sports Information Department


Murfeesboro, NC – The Chowan Volleyball team continues their run in the CIAA Northern Division with a straight sets victory over Lincoln (Pa.) at home on Monday evening.


FINAL | Chowan 3, Lincoln (Pa.) 0

RECORDS | Chowan 7-11 (7-4, 3-0), Lincoln (Pa.) 1-11 (1-9, 1-3)

LOCATION | Murfreesboro, N.C. (Helms Center)


Kayla Gates posted 13 kills on the evening to lead the Hawks.  Sydney Hiner chipped in with seven kills.  Breona Young and Courtney O'Keefe tallied six kills each.  Young tallied four total kills with two solos and two assisted blocks.

Alyssa Born paced the defense with 15 digs.  Meghan Mutter tallied nine digs and two service aces.

The team hit .294 evening including a .409 hitting percentage in the opening set.


First Set:

After two attacking errors by the Hawks to open the match, Chowan rattled off eight straight points to force a timeout by the Lions.  Kayla Gates tallied three straight kills to lead 8-2.

Chowan pushed the lead to 15-5 as Kayla GatesBreona Young, and Sydney Hiner registered a kill each.

Courtney O'Keefe pushed the Hawks forward with a pair of kills along with a service ace by Kayla Gates.

Breona Young and Milica Vejnovic teamed up for a kill to end the set, 25-8.

Second Set:

Breona Young and Kayla Gates garnered the first two points for the Hawks with Gates posting a kill and the duo grabbing a block.

Courtney O'Keefe and Sydney Hiner posted a kill apiece to double up Lincoln, 10-5.  The Lions roared back to close the gap to 10-9 before evening the set at 12-all.  Breona Young and Kayla Gates posted a kill to give the Hawks a cushion.

Back-to-back kills by Kayla Gates pushed the lead to 19-13.  The Hawks found the final five points of the set as Raven Finley-Flowers and Sydney Hiner grabbed kills off passes from Michaela Worthington, 25-16.

Third Set:

The Hawks trailed 3-2 early in the final set before Kayla Gates and Courtney O'Keefe handed the lead back to Chowan, 5-3.

Michaela Worthington pushed the advantage to 8-5 with a service ace.  Lincoln rallied back to even the set at 9-all.

A six point run for the Hawks sparked by two kills by Milica Vejnovic allowed the Hawks to lead 15-9.  Megan Mutter notched two service aces and a kill by Sydney Hiner and Kayla Gates pushed the lead to 22-13.

Courtney O'Keefe and Sydney Hiner teamed up for the final two kills of the match to take the set 25-14.


Chowan continues their homestand as the Hawks host CIAA Northern Division foe, Elizabeth City State, on Friday, October 12.  First serve is at 6pm.