Quentin M. Reed – Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Pfeiffer Falcons (0-5) volleyball team traveled to Guiford College for a tri-match that saw them fall in straight sets to the John Wesley Lions (3-2) and the host Quakers (5-2) but that did not take away from a strong effort by Erin Errington who totaled 15 kills on the afternoon.
In match one, set one, Errington helped the Falcons push out a 10-4 lead as her serve led to six consecutive points. The Falcons had set point at 24-21 but the Lions rallied to take the lead at 25-24. With an assist from Katie Anne Wilson, Errington got her team-high fourth kill of the set to tie the score at 25. John Wesley was able to force Errington into two attack errors and took the set 27-25.
Pfeiffer dropped set two, 25-14 but in set three the Falcons came back strong to jump out to their largest lead at 14-9. Emma Gray Beacham served Pfeiffer to score five consecutive points to go along with her two service aces. The Lions turned the tables on the Falcons with five consecutive points of their own to cut the lead to 14-13 with help of Noah Armstrong's two kills and one block.
The set went back and forth with both teams taking the lead down the stretch. Lea Hilton tallied a kill to extend Pfeiffer's lead to 21-19, but the Lions were able to score the next six out of seven points to end the match.
Errington had a match-high nine kills, Wilson had 12 assists and Gabby June dug 15 balls.
The Lions Tiffany Washington and Chelsea Edwards both had six digs to lead the way offensively for their team. MichealAnn Holt had a match-high 16 digs.
In match two on Saturday versus the home Quakers, Pfeiffer fell 25-13, 25-19, 25-15.
In set two saw the Falcons come the closest taking a set as Guilford was able to jump out to a 13-9 lead, but Pfeiffer scratched away to take the lead for a short time as Sam Smith connected with a service ace and Errington had two kills. Pfeiffer was able to hang around for the rest of set two until 19-19, the Lions rallied off six consecutive points to close out the set with the assist of four Falcon errors.
Guilford's Jessica Sheek led the match with 10 kills at a .625 hitting percentage. Setter Tina Eucker had 33 assists while McKinley Durham and Morgan Thompkins had 11 digs.
Pfeiffer travels to former Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey on Tuesday with first serve set for 7 p.m.