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Lions Win Three Straight Sets Over Clark Atlanta

Lions Win Three Straight Sets Over Clark Atlanta

Emmanuel College Sports Information Department

ATLANTA, Ga. —The Lion's Volleyball team traveled to Clark Atlanta University on Tuesday night to take on the Lady Panthers.

The Lions came out and won three straight sets to get the win over Clark Atlanta. The first set was close, ending 25-21, before the Lions took charge and won the next two sets 25-12, 25-14, leaving the lady Panthers in the dust.

Rachel Tolleson set a personal career goal leading the Emmanuel College Lions with 14 kills for 19 attacks with zero errors. She also added 8 digs. Outside Hitter, Erica Burnham also contributed 10 kills to the Lions winning effort. Mercedes Pressley put down 5 blocks and 7 kills. Libby Bradford and Becca Graham had 15 and 13 assists, respectively. Sophie Windover had 9 digs.

"Tonight was an important match to win. As a coach, you always want to continue to improve and take steps forward. We were able to pick up right where we left off Saturday and come out strong offensively against Clark Atlanta. Rachel led us with 14 kills, which was a collegiate personal best for her. All of our hitters contributed and we had the best hitting percentage that we've had this season. We are still working to fine tune our line up and rotations, and this match allowed us to mix things up. Now, we look to this weekend with two conference opponents and the need for us to continue making strides in terms of consistency and focus" Head Coach Latonia Allen had to say about the match.

The team returns home for two conference matches this weekend, Friday at 7 PM against Limestone and Saturday at 2 PM against Converse. Come out and support your Women's Volleyball Team this weekend!