Jags Win Three Of Four In Maroon Classic

September 15, 2014 · By · Filed Under Volleyball 
Sophomore Mechell Daniel earned her third and fourth double-double of the season in the Maroon Classic in back-to-back 14 kill and 14 dig performances. Photo by Brad Puckett | usajaguars.com

Sophomore Mechell Daniel earned her third and fourth double-double of the season in the Maroon Classic in back-to-back 14 kill and 14 dig performances. Photo by Brad Puckett | usajaguars.com

The South Alabama volleyball team won three out of four matches in the Maroon Classic in Starkville, Mississippi over the weekend.

The Maroon Classic began with the Jags defeating Mississippi State 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-14) on Thursday evening behind Mechell Daniel’s double-double, her third of the season.

This was the Jags first-ever win on the Bulldogs’ home court and the first for the Jags since 1987 where they defeated them in the Southern Miss Invitational.

On Friday, the Jags defeated Northwestern State 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-15, 25-15) behind Sophomore Abby Baker’s 34 digs and two aces and Daniel’s second-consecutive and fourth overall double-double with 14 kills and 14 digs. Emily Hundt earned 45 assists and eight digs as well.

Finally, on Saturday, the Jags split two matches to end the Maroon Classic with a 3-1 record.

Agianst Nicholls State the Jags won 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-16) behind Mallory Moore’s 13 kills with a .545 hitting percentage and only one error in her 22 attempts. Redshirt sophomore Nikki Gittens also added 11 kills and .471 hitting percentage as well.

In the second match of the day, the Jags fell to Memphis 3-0 (16-25, 16-25, 17-25). Jags committed nine of its 20 attack errors in the first set and could not get on track against the Tigers.

For their play over the weekend, Emily Hundt and Nikki Gittens were named to the Maroon Classic All-Tournament team.

The Jags (5-5) will open Sun Belt Conference play on Wednesday when they travel to Louisiana-Lafayette.

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