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Volleyball sweeps South Carolina State in first leg of Friday doubleheader

Sep 8, 2017

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Morehead State opened Friday's doubleheader slate with a 3-0 sweep of South Carolina State. The Eagles (5-3) defeated the Bulldogs (0-4) by scores of 25-19, 25-16, and 25-19.

"I thought we fought through some situations that we've been working on," said head coach Jaime Gordon. "It was nice to see us work through some things."

With freshman standout Taylor Hodges sidelined due to injury, junior Alyssa Cecil picked up the start for Morehead State. The 5-foot-7 Cedar Park, Texas native came away with three service aces in the win.

"Alyssa Cecil did a great job today," Gordon said. "She came out and gave us some good serves to put a lot of pressure on their offense. That's something that we have to maintain."

The Eagles were led once again by Maddie Fella and Olivia Lohmeier. The duo combined for 18 kills, each hitting over .500 on the day.

"Maddie worked really hard this week in the gym," said Gordon. "We were able to get her some good looks. She executed really well, and Olivia did the same thing."

Freshman Lauren Rokey tied a team-high 10 digs, complemented by seven kills. Jordan Jones, a junior, was second on the team with eight kills.

Morehead State returns to action on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, taking on the Trojans of Troy at Wetherby Gym.