Stephens Volleyball Sweeps Harris-Stowe, 3-0
Volleyball - Tue, Oct. 3, 2017
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Harris-Stowe State University
Stephens (Mo.) (2-13; AMC 2-5)2525263
Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) (3-6; AMC 2-5)2321240
St. Louis, MO
Stephens (Mo.)Indv. LeadersHarris-Stowe State (Mo.)
#9 Danielle Kirk - 12Kills #8 Miaya Peacock - 19
2 Players (#3,#13) - 1Blocks #5 Latiyanna Burns - 3
#16 Tylar Grant - 10Digs #2 Jhameka Lambert-Gully - 12
#8 Danielle Craven - 3Aces #8 Miaya Peacock - 5
Stephens (Mo.)Team StatisticsHarris-Stowe State (Mo.)
0.200Hitting %: 0.150
1.0Blocks: 5.0
41Digs: 34
7Aces: 9

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Stephens College volleyball team earned their second American Midwest Conference victory with a 3-0 sweep over Harris-Stowe State University Tuesday evening. The Stars are now 2-5 in conference play with a 2-13 season mark.

The Stars defeated HSSU 25-23, 25-21 and 26-24.

The Stars began the night with a 6-1 lead over HSSU, but four consecutive service aces from HSSU's Miaya Peacock pushed the lead over to HSSU, 10-9. The Stars rallied back and pushed back a six-point lead with a well-rounded offense at the net. The Stars held a 22-19 lead, but HSSU threatened with a 4-0 run with three consecutive kills. Shelby Johnson ended the streak with a kill, and Danielle Kirk put down a kill for set point, 25-23.

The Stars held the lead through most of set two, despite the score being relatively close. Late in the set, the Stars hit a 5-0 run to take it to set point (24-17) with a kill from Kirk, an ace from Shelby Johnson and three HSSU attack errors. HSSU threatened the Stars again with another 4-0 run, but Shay Wilkerson put an end to the set with a kill, 25-21.

HSSU aided in the Star's early 8-3 lead in set three as they committed five attack errors right off the bat. The Stars held a steady lead, but a HSSU 4-0 run followed by two 3-0 runs knotted the set at 21-21. Kills from Johnson and Danielle Craven and a HSSU attack error put the Stars at match point, 24-21. Two kills and a block from HSSU tied the set at 24, but they committed two attack errors ended the match with a Star's win, 26-24.

HSSU's Peacock was hard to stop as she accounted for 24.5 of the team's points (19 kills, 5 service aces, 1 block assist).

Craven had quite an impressive stat line at the conclusion of the match. She hit a perfect 4-for-4 at the net while finishing with 29 assists, three service aces and seven digs.

Kirk boasted a team high 12 kills while Tylar Grant added eight with 10 digs.

The Stars take a break from conference as they host non-conference Haskell Indian Nations University on Thursday, October 5. First serve is set for 7 p.m. inside Silverthorne Arena.

Record: 2-18 Home: 1-7 Away: 1-9 Neutral: 0-2 AMC: 2-7