Volleyball Ends Averett Tournament 2-2

This past weekend at the Averett Tournament in Danville, Va., the Frostburg State Bobcats broke even with two wins and two losses. Speaking with The Bottom Line about the volleyball team’s mindset heading into the tournament, Senior Kayla Porter commented, “We were all very excited going into our first tournament because we wanted to show how our hard work has paid off during the off-season and preseason.”

Frostburg started the tournament on Saturday with a 3-1 win against William Peace University of Raleigh, N.C. This was followed with a 0-3 loss against the tournament hosts, Averett University. According to Porter, going into this game the Bobcats, “did know that Averett ran a fast offense and we would have to step up to that challenge.”  The Frostburg State team was led in kills by Junior Naya Cheatem, who recorded 14 kills against William Peace and 13 kills against Averett.

On Sunday, the Frostburg women began with a close loss against Emroy & Henry College of Emroy, Va. The Bobcats fell to the Wasps 25-17 and 25-17 in the first two sets, won 25-19 in the third, and then took the final defeat 23-25 for an overall 1-3 loss. The Bobcats stepped up and dominated their final game against the Randolph College Wildcats with three straight match wins, resulting in a 3-0 victory.  Frostburg State Junior Madelyn Torres led the team in assists throughout the entire tournament, recording 100 total assists across the team’s four games.

The Frostburg volleyball team’s total of two wins and two losses at a competitive tournament such as this one was a “great way to see how much potential we have,” according to freshman Cori Smothers. “We can only get better from here. I’m looking forward to a great season.”

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