Photo by Matt Hembree (C’20)
J. T. Mitchell
On Saturday, October 1, the Sewanee Tigers volleyball team took on on Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Rhodes College. The Lynx left the mountain disappointed after the Tigers handed them a 3-1 loss.
Seniors led the way for the Tigers. Sara Jayne Sutton (C’17) had 20 digs, while Kristy Gray (C’17) had 10 stops. On top of that, Diamond Stewart (C’17) had eight kills. “The seniors have made such a difference for our team on and off the court,” said Rebecca Rowan (C’20). “Our team would not be the same without those three.” However, the seniors were not the only ones who pitched in to help defeat the Lynx. Elizabeth Gill (C’18) led the Tigers’ offense with 10 kills and a .269 attack. Those successful attacks would have not been possible if it were not for two freshmen, Constance Connolly (C’20) and Anna Wilson (C’20). Connolly finished with 19 assists and 11 digs, and Wilson had 15 assists and 13 digs.
“It was super exciting to beat Rhodes,” said co-captain Sutton. “I felt like we really played our best as a whole in that match, and I was so pumped to see us all play to our potential.”