By James Vallone
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Shorter started the match with a win in the first set, before giving up the following two, forcing the Lady Hawks to win the last two sets to leave with a victory over Gulf South Conference rival Christian Brothers.
The Lady Hawks (10-2, 4-2 GSC) were able to rally to take the match 27-25, 26-28, 26-28, 25-18, 15-11. The win marks the 10th victory for 2012 for Jon Moseley's squad.
Loren Olive led the Lady Hawks with 19 kills with Jasmine Crook (15), Anna Graham (13) and Leslie Welch (11) all recording double digit kills. Welch hit .304 to be the top for the Lady Hawks, who concluded the road trip with a 2-1 record.
Corder tallied 62 of the team total 68 assists. She now has 511 on the season as she begins closing in on the career mark of 3,950 that is currently held by Kristy Walker.
Olive served up four service aces, with Megan Pepe registering three. Shorter served 14 aces as a team for the match, compared to the seven from Christian Brothers (9-4, 4-1 GSC). Olive is now the holder of the career mark for service aces. She passed Katie Van Hofwegen, who had set the mark at 163 for a career. Olive started 2012 with 151 and has 14 to rank second this season.
Shorter has three home matches this upcoming week, with two versus GSC opponents, and all three starting at 7 pm. Bryan visits on October 2, with GSC foes Alabama-Huntsville on October 4 and West Georgia on October 5.