BELMONT, NC The Belmont Abbey volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Coker College this evening at the Wheeler Center. Game scores were 30-21, 30-16 and 30-24. The Cobras improve to 10-9 overall and 9-3 in the CVAC, while the Crusaders fall to 3-12 and 0-10 in the CVAC.


Emily Becher led the Abbey with eight kills, and Clarissa Stull added six as the Crusaders recorded 25 kills on 105 total attacks, but were undone by 31 errors as it finished with a -.057 attack for the match.


The Cobras were led by Margaret Madison’s 13 kills, posting those on 26 total attacks with just three errors (.385), while Allie Bragg added eight kills and Natalie Schembra finished with seven.


Defensively, Coker recorded ten total blocks and outdug the Crusaders by a 43-39 count. Schembra and Tara Nelson both led the Cobras with 12 digs. Belmont Abbey libero Monica Halligan led all players with 16 digs.


Coker is back in action Friday night when they host Columbia College at 6:30 p.m. at the Timberlake-Lawton Gym in the “Pretty in Pink” Game. The Cobras will be wearing special pink jerseys in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. In addition all the money collected for the gate will go to Darlington County Relay of Life Organization. Admission is $1 for students and $2 for adults. All caner survivors are encouraged to stay after the match and have their picture taken with the Cobra Volleyball Team. For more information on the Coker Volleyball “Pretty in Pink” game, call 843-383-8068.