Coker Falls to Local-Rival Francis Marion

FLORENCE, SC – Coker libero Brittany Bass (Bethune, S.C.) recorded a match high 21 digs, but it was not enough as the Cobras suffered a three-set sweep (25-10, 25-19, 25-16) of local-rival Francis Marion University on Tuesday evening in women's college volleyball action.

FMU scored the opening four points in set one and never trailed.  Coker jumped out to a 14-9 advantage in set two, but the Patriots rallied to knot the score at 17-17, and eventually scored seven of the set's final eight points to win 25-19.  Coker held a slight lead in set three until Francis Marion went ahead 13-9 following a 5-0 run.  Leading 15-13, FMU finished the match with a 10-3 spurt.

Sophomore Taylor Willis (Zephyrhills, Fla.) led Coker with seven kills, while setter Samantha Celek (Charleston, S.C.) dished out 24 assists.

Coker falls to 8-15 with the loss. The Cobras will return to the court for a pair of Conference Carolinas matches this weekend at home. The first on Friday night at 7 p.m. against Lees-McRae and the second on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. against Belmont Abbey.