Coming off the heels of a three-game Southern Conference winning streak, the Samford volleyball team took on the Mercer Bears in Macon, Georgia last Wednesday.
In a dominating win by the Bulldogs, Head Coach Keylor Chan’s squad took down the Bears in three sets (25-19, 26-24, 25-23) to win the match 3-0.
The win gave Samford a perfect 4-0 record in conference play this season and improved their overall record to 10-4. The Bulldogs currently sit in second place in Southern Conference volleyball standings, behind only ETSU.
In the match for Samford, senior Kelsi Hobbs and sophomore Lauren Deaton led the team in kills with 15 and 12 a piece.
Deaton leads the squad and Hobbs is second on the team in kills so far this season.
The duo also holds the first and second spots in total kills in the Southern Conference.
Both players have played large roles so far in solidifying the Samford lineup.
Other key contributors for the Bulldogs have been redshirt sophomore Corinne Meglic, who had 37 assists, and sophomore Brianna Holmes who had eight blocks in the match against Mercer.
Meglic has been the team’s primary setter this season, racking up 575 sets so far through 14 matches.
Holmes’ presence in the middle of the net has been a key part of the team’s success, as she has accounted for 55 blocks, good for first on the team and second in the Southern Conference.
As a team, Samford is firing on all cylinders, ranking near the top of the conference in every statistical category as they look to continue to find success moving forward in SoCon play.
The Bulldogs will begin a stretch of four straight home conference matches as they take on Furman on Oct. 11 in the Pete Hanna Center at 7 p.m. The game can be streamed live on ESPN3.
Collin is a sports writer for The Crimson. He is a senior finance major.