By: Aly Durban
Samford volleyball continued their win streak last weekend. The bulldogs were able to improve to seven consecutive wins on senior night Saturday.
The Dogs were tied with Western Carolina University for second place in the Southern Conference rankings. The winner of the match would move up in the rankings to second place, just one game shy of the conference leader Eastern Tennessee State University.
Prior to this match up, the Catamounts took a four-set win over the Bulldogs when Samford traveled to Cullowhee, North Carolina for the first game of the SoCon regular season.
The Dogs have not lost a game at home since September, and some believe that this gave the Bulldogs the advantage over Western Carolina.
Samford was able to come away with a four-set win over the Catamounts.
The Bulldogs were able to honor four seniors and one “super senior” Saturday night before the match began.
The team was sentimental when honoring these impactful seniors. Many of the seniors were reminiscent of what they’ll miss most about the Samford volleyball program.
“What I’ll miss most will probably be poking fun of Keylor, but mostly just hanging out with the team and just being able to have the relationships and connections,” said senior defensive specialist, Andie Salasky.
The volleyball program honored seniors Sarah Hayes Farley, Emily Naubert, Kenya McQuirter and Andie Salasky. The group received framed jerseys and flowers from the team and coaching staff. The fifth year senior, Lauren Deaton, only received flowers because she was honored during last season’s senior night.
Two seniors, Deaton and McQuirter, led the team in kills. Deaton tallying 19 kills and McQuirter registered 18 kills in the four-set win.