Pirates return to wins over Halloween weekend


By Karlee Collins, Staff Writer 

The Armstrong State volleyball team gained two home wins over the Halloween weekend in matches against Peach Belt Conference opponents, Augusta University and Georgia College.

On Friday, Oct. 30, the Pirates defeated Augusta 3-0 with set scores of 25-19, 25-21 and 25-23. The Pirates reached a .288 hitting percentage and Augusta fell short of the Pirates with a .211 percentage.  

Junior Emily Wylie led the team with a game-high of 15 kills. Sophomore Iva Scepanovic gained 13 digs while freshman Carley Eiken added 19 assists.

The Pirates notched seven service aces overall, six blocks and 44 digs. Augusta University matched with six blocks, but they could not quite reach the Pirates in other stats.

“I couldn’t have had the amount of kills I did without the defense, setters, and other hitters doing their jobs as well,” Wylie said. “All the hard work in practices every day and people taking care of their jobs makes it so much easier to do mine the best I can.”

The Pirates took the home court again on Halloween for a match against the Bobcats. The sets were not as close in the match against Georgia College as the Pirates dominated by scores of 25-21, 25-18 and 25-15.

Wylie stood out again leading the team with 11 kills. Fellow junior Anna McGee came close to Wylie with 10 kills. The Pirates kept Georgia’s Bobcats at a .033 hitting percentage while reaching a .300 percentage themselves.

“The two conference wins were great, and we played well together and had so much fun. It felt so great being back at home too! We can’t wait to keep up the hard work on the road this next weekend,”

The Pirates now stand at 14-8 overall and 10-4 in the conference. This puts them at third in the PBC sitting behind USC-Aiken and Flagler.

Armstrong closes out its regular season road schedule when they face off with Columbus State Friday, Nov. 6, and Montevallo Saturday, Nov. 7.