By James Vallone
LIVINGSTON, Ala. -- In the second match-up versus the Gulf South Conference rival West Alabama Tigers, the Lady Hawks were able to notch a second victory, this time a straight sets win, 3-0.
Shorter claimed the three sets; 25-21, 25-20, 25-23. Shorter was able to pull ahead in the first two sets after 13-13 ties, and establishing a 13-6 lead in the third set to claim the victory. This is the eighth straight sets win for the Lady Hawks this season.
The match ended the way many points this season have been scored, with an assist from Jordan Corder to Jasmine Crook registering the kill. Crook was able to accumulate 19 kills, while hitting .412 for the three set match. Corder added 33 assists to go along with 10 digs, representing a team high in each category.
The Lady Hawks (17-5, 7-4 GSC) claimed the victory despite being outhit for the match, .284 to .247, helped by the receiving errors of the Tigers defense.
Loren Olive and Anna Graham each contributed eight kills to the stat line. Whitman was able to add eight digs and Olive added another seven. For the match, Shorter had 37 digs to the 29 by the Tigers.
Shorter travels to Spring Hill for a 2 pm start tomorrow from Mobile, Ala. The Lady Hawks return to the state of Alabama on November 6 for a GSC match versus Alabama-Huntsville at 7 pm.
The Lady Hawks return home to the Winthrop-King Centre on November 8 when another GSC rival, Union, takes the court at 7 pm.