SHREVEPORT, La. – The Southwestern University Pirates volleyball team opened Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) play with a victory over the Schreiner University Mountaineers in four sets (25-18, 21-25, 25-17, 25-17).
Three different Pirates finished with double-digit kills and Southwestern hit .250 as a team to overwhelm the Mountaineers, finishing with its second most efficient performance of the season.
First year middle blocker Riley Brantley continued her stellar play of late, leading the Pirates with 14 kills on a .393 clip while contributing two block assists and one solo block for 18 points.
Emma White finished with a double-double, posting a career-high 13 kills on 35 attacks for a .286 hitting percentage and tied her career-high with 12 digs and four assists.
The Southwestern defense stepped up against Schreiner outside hitter Kayla Lofland, limiting the SCAC leader in kills per set under double digits for the first time this season.
Lauren Crabtree also had 13 kills to go with nine digs and a team-high four aces.
The serve was a weapon for Southwestern with 13 aces, keeping the Mountaineers off balance.