The Elon University volleyball team couldn't get much going on the attacking end during a 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-21) loss to College of Charleston on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Charleston, S.C.

The Phoenix hit just .016 as a team (27 kills, 25 errors, 122 attempts), its worse attack percentage of the year. Junior outside hitter Megan Gravley and sophomore middle blocker Ally Karle each tallied six kills.

Junior setter Ana Nicksic had 18 assists, while sophomore libero Morgan Maner had 12 digs.

Elon went up 6-1 in the first set off kills by Karle and sophomore outside hitter Kayla Agae and two aces by junior middle blocker Catherine Head, but College of Charleston responded with a 9-3 run to take the lead. The Cougars controlled the remainder of the set, as Elon recorded nine attack errors.

The Phoenix once again took an early lead in the second set, this one 4-1. The Cougars came back to tie things up at 7-7 before kills by Gravley, Karle and senior outside hitter Danielle Smith gave Elon a two-point lead. Head, Gravley and freshman outside hitter Sydney Busa tallied consecutive kills to put Elon up 18-15 and force a College of Charleston timeout. The Cougars then ended the set on a 10-2 run.

The teams played to a 7-7 tie in the third set and was later deadlocked at 15-15. With the score tied 20-20, The Cougars rallied with five of the next six points.

Elon, which is 6-24 overall and 1-13 in the Colonial Athletic Association, will end its season on the road next weekend with trips to the University of Delaware Nov. 14 and Towson University Nov. 15.


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