After a tough battle the night before, Elon University women’s volleyball returned to Alumni Gym to face in-state rival University of North Carolina at Greensboro Saturday morning.
The Phoenix came out on fire and was able to dominate the match, sweeping all three sets and beating the Spartans 25-23, 25-21, 25-23. This was the second leg of the three-leg "Tussle in the Triad" tournament. With a win tonight, Elon could capture its first ever title in this tournament.
“I mean we are going for the championship," said head coach Mary Tendler. "That's the motivation."
This was Elon’s seventh straight win, pushing the Phoenix's record to 10-3. Elon has now defeated UNCG two years in a row, winning a five-set battle in Greensboro last year.
“Anytime you can get a three-set win against UNC Greensboro, we’re really happy about that," Tendler said. "They’re a good team and every year we battle them. I feel like we persevered and stayed patient throughout the match to get it. I think our blocking so far this weekend ... We’ve been really working on that and it has much improved.”
Junior outside hitter Kam Terry was a stand out today with 13 kills, nine digs and two blocks. But she deflected the praise back to her teammates.
“It’s a team sport," she said. "You can’t really do anything else without everyone else doing their part. Good blocks and set ups help the digs and good passes."
Elon travels to High Point University tonight to try and complete the sweep of the tournament and tack on another win to this streak. This is Elon’s last game before returning home Sept. 22 to begin their Colonial Athletic Association play against Towson.