MONTREAT, N.C. -- The Point Park University volleyball team lost both matches by a score of 3-0 on Saturday at the Volley in the Mountains at Montreat (N.C.) College. The Pioneers (2-2) fell to Coastal Georgia and NAIA No. 10-ranked Lindsey Wilson (Ky.).
Coastal Georgia (4-0), which was picked as the preseason favorite in the Southern States Athletic Conference, topped Point Park (2-2) by scores of 25-23, 25-19, 25-19. It was a tight battle, but Coastal Georgia, which had beaten No. 10 Lindsey Wilson in a sweep on Friday, came out on top.
At 4-0 on the weekend, Coastal Georgia was the tournament winner. Lindsey Wilson went 3-1 on the weekend to finish second, and it beat Point Park, 25-17, 25-18, 25-18.
Coastal Georgia head coach Jeff Huebner told the team’s website that he was happy to take the tournament title, and that having teams like Lindsey Wilson and Point Park in attendance made it a strong event.
The Pioneers had a slow start in that opening match hitting for an attacking percentage of only .171 with 10 kills, their lowest numbers for any set of the match. In the second set, Point Park had its best hitting percentage of .286 with 14 kills, but it wasn’t enough.
Shiloh Simonson, a Peters Township graduate, had 13 kills against Coastal Georgia and added seven digs.