Red Hawks defeat Wolves in straight sets
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women’s volleyball team hosted the Wolves from Walla Walla University on Tuesday, Sept.17. The Red Hawks defeated the Wolves in three straight sets (25-16, 25-18, 25-12).
The first set consisted of back-to-back blocks from freshman Rachel Lowe. With Simpson keeping a steady 13-8 lead, Wolves Head Coach Sara Todorovich called a timeout. The Red Hawks used the timeout to their advantage, as multiple kills from Audrey Green and assists from Kelly Tycksen led the Red Hawks’ offensive attack. Victoria Furze’s set-winning kill gave the Red Hawks the 25-16 victory.
In the second set, Lowe was the glue for the Red Hawks. With multiple kills and multiple blocks from Lowe, the Red Hawks and Wolves remained tied at 10-10. A kill from Green gave Simpson the lead, but the Wolves fought back and gained a 11-14 lead before Coach Thomas Kirst called a timeout. Sophomore Katelynne Cavalli had some clutch kills at the end of the second set to stop the Wolves’ run. An ace from Jamie Pickett secured a second set 25-18 win for the Red Hawks.
The Red Hawks will prepare for their first conference game Wednesday, Sept. 18, as they host La Sierra University at 7:30 p.m.
Story by Nichole Jones
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.