Volleyball goes 4-1 at SWAC East Roundup
October 28, 2019
Southern improves to 9-3 in SWAC play and 9-16 overall.
Jackson, MS-The Jaguars had a winning weekend in Jackson, Mississippi as they competed in the 2019 SWAC East Roundup. The tournament took place at the Jackson Convention Complex beginning Friday, October 25-Sunday October 27.
Southern(3) vs. Mississippi Valley(0) (25-19, 25-11, 25-19)
In game one of the roundup Southern rolled through the Delta Devils of Mississippi Valley State, 3-0. Shelby Jolly and Jada Carter led the team in kills (8) followed by setter, Princess Stark (7). Sameera Mohammed scored on three aces, while Arabella Hall and Imani Litz each had one. Arabella Hall had 5 blocks, Brianna Hawkins had tow and Xaria Taylor had one. Princess Stark recorded 19 assists followed by Imani Litz and Arabella Hall with two assists each. Libero, Sameera Mohammed had 15 digs and Imani Litz and Jada Carter each had 12 digs.
Southern(3) vs. Alcorn(2) (25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-12)
The Jaguars went head-to-head with the Braves of Alcorn State in a fiery conference match up in game two. The Jaguars battled back and forth to come out on top. Arabella Hall had 12 kills, Jada Carter had ten kills, and Shelby Jolly had seven. Brianna Hawkins, Princess Stark, and Jada Carter each had an ace. Hall and Stark each recorded four blocks and Hawkins recorded one. Princess Stark finished with 23 assists followed by Brianna Hawkins and Imani Litz each with one. Stark also had 12 digs while Sameera Mohammed and Brianna Hawkins each had seven.
Southern(3) vs. Alabama State(2) (25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 17-25, 15-9)
The Jaguars faced off against the Hornets of Alabama State in another hard-fought conference matchup in game three. The Jaguars took the first two sets, dropped the next tow, and stole the fifth to secure the win. Jada Carter led the team in kills (12) followed by Brianna Hawkins with ten. Sameera Mohammed (2) and Jada Carter (1) combined for three points in aces. Xaria Taylor put down four blocks along with Shelby Jolly (3) and Princess Stark (1). Stark also recorded 31 assists in the match. Jada Carter had 14 digs and Sameera Mohammed had 11.
Southern (0) vs. Alabama A&M (3) (16-25, 14-25, 21-25)
The Jaguars weren’t able to pull anything past the Bulldogs in game four of the weekend. Southern tried to create something in the third set, but it wasn’t enough to handle Alabama A&M. Jada Carter had 9 kills in the match. Princess Stark had 16 assists. Sameera Mohammed had 14 digs. Arabella Hall had 3 blocks.
Southern (3) vs. Jackson State (0) (25-19. 25-23, 25-19)
The Jaguars were able to steal game 5 in three tough sets in a complete team effort. Arabella Hall and Jada Carter each had seven kills while Brianna Hawkins, Shelby Jolly, and Princess Stark each had 6 kills. Princess Stark recorded 29 assists 12 digs, and 3 aces. Sameera Mohammed also had 12 digs to finished the weekend.
The Jaguars will be traveling to Houston, TX to take on the Tigers of Texas Southern on Sunday, November 3 at 5:00 p.m.
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