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BUIES CREEK, N.C. The Campbell University volleyball team
improved to 8-11 overall, 1-1 in Trans America Athletic Conference
play following a 3-0 sweep of Mercer University tonight in Carter
The Bears fell to 4-14, 0-1 in the league following the 15-2, 15-10, 15-11 loss.
Kara Lewis led the Camels with 14 kills and a .480 hitting percentage. She also tallied seven digs and two block solos, while Crystal Brim contributed 10 digs. Tinsley Gordon added nine kills and four total blocks. Pam Hughes set 28 assists.
For the Bears, Erin Jalbert led the squad with nine kills, while Amy Schreiber had a match-high 15 digs. Bonnie Sample recorded 25 assists.
As a team, the Camels hit .441 (17K, 2E, 34TA) in the first game en-route to the 15-2 win. In the second, the Bears took their only lead (4-3) of the match following three straight service aces by Jessica Childress. However, the Camels regained control of the set and went on to the 15-11 victory.
CU then jumped to an early 9-0 start in game three before giving up the first point to Mercer. The Camels scored two more times and then stalled at 11 points, allowing the Bears to score eight unanswered points. The Bears, who only hit .062 on the night, pulled within one at 12-11, but Campbell rallied to win the game 15-11 for the sweep.
The Camels return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at UNC Greensboro. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm.