Volleyball: Panthers split four matches at McK Attack Tournament

Volleyball: Panthers split four matches at McK Attack Tournament

BIRMINGHAM,  Ala. - LaGrange College's volleyball team split four matches at the McK Attack Tournament over the weekend hosted by Birmingham-Southern College. The Panthers are 2-3 overall for the season.

The Panthers opened the tournament with a 3-1 win over Stillman on Saturday. The Panthers took the match by scores of 25-23, 18-25, 29-27 and 25-19. Junior Katie Covington paced the Panthers with a double-double of 12 kills and 13 digs. Senior Crystal Colvin had a match-high 21 digs. Junior Erin McKinstry had a match-high 21 assists.

In the second match of the day, the Panthers fell 3-0 to Birmingham-Southern. The host Panthers swept the match by scores of 25-16, 25-22 and 25-14. Covington had a team-high eight kills to go with 11 digs. Colvin tied for match honors with 20 digs, while McKinstry had 18 assists.

The Panthers played GSAC foes Huntingdon and Piedmont on Sunday. The Panthers beat Huntingdon 3-1 but were blanked 3-0 by Piedmont.

The Panthers beat Huntingdon by scores of 25-23, 25-23, 21-25 and 25-12. Covington had her second double-double of the tournament with a match-high 20 kills and 14 digs. Sophomore Hayley LaFontaine added 10 kills and had an attack percentage of .471. Freshman Mary Ann Washchek had nine kills and digs each. McKinstry had a career-high 44 assists, while Colvin had a match-high 23 digs.

Piedmont beat the Panthers 25-9, 25-20 and 25-22 in the final match of the tournament. Colvin led the Panthers with 21 digs, while Covington had a match-high 12 kills.

Colvin was named to the all-tournament team. She had 85 digs in the four tournament matches, averaging 6.07 digs per set.