Fayetteville, NC - Fayetteville State is back in the win column after a three (3) set victory over Livingstone College in Capel Arena. The Broncos defeated the Blue Bears 25-15, 25-19, and 25-7. Arlicia Ortiz (Spanaway, WA) led the way with 13 kills and 20 total attacks. Jayde Jacobs (Fayetteville, NC) finished with 9 kills on 13 attacks.
The Broncos advance to 1-1 in the CIAA Southern Division and 4-1 in conference play after losing 3-1 to Winston-Salem State this past Thursday. Livingstone drops to 2-4 overall, 2-3 in conference play and 0-2 in the division.
FSU took early command of the first set with a 17-9 lead but a 5-2 run by Livingstone would force the Broncos into a timeout. Leading 19-14, Fayetteville State would finish the set with a 6-1 stanza.
One would think that Livingstone put forth a better effort in the second set, losing 19-25, but the majority of their points came off of FSU miscues. The Broncos jumped to a quick 4-2 lead but committed four back-to-back errors to help the Blue Bears to a 7-4 lead. After regaining the lead and sitting pretty at 18-8, FSU would have to reset with a diminished lead of 18-15. With new marching orders from Head Coach Reeshemah Johnson, Fayetteville State finished the set with a 2-0 advantage.
The third set became a highlight reel for the Broncos as they cruised to a 25-7 sweep.
Fayetteville State will travel down I-95 to face the Braves of UNC-Pembroke this Thursday.
Short Box Score (Match)
Livingstone vs Fayetteville State
Fayetteville State def. Livingstone 25-15,25-19,25-7
Livingstone (2-4, 2-3, 0-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - LONG,Ajia 9-1-2; BILLUPS,Shantell 5-3-0; RHYMES,Jekisha 2-0-0; WRIGHT,Shontavia 0-1-0; ACUFF,Kierra 0-0-1; Totals 16-5-2.0. (Assists) - COTTON,Stevee 11. (Dig leaders) - LONG,Ajia 5; BILLUPS,Shantell 4
Fayetteville State (7-6, 4-1, 1-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - ORTIZ,Arlicia 13-2-0; JACOBS,Jayde 9-0-2; JADA,Bojo 6-0-4; OUSLEY-BROWN,Raven 5-0-2; BELL,Nia 5-0-1; CLARK,Paige 3-2-0; NATHAN,Bridgette 2-0-2; HUNT,Chynna 2-0-2; SHAW,Avery 1-1-0; McKINNIE,Nakia 0-2-0; WARE,Jessica 0-2-0; Totals 46-9-7.0. (Assists) -
McKINNIE,Nakia 19; SHAW,Avery 13. (Dig leaders) - WARE,Jessica 9; SHAW,Avery 7
Site: Fayetteville, NC (Capel Arena)
Date: Sep 25, 2017 Attend: 306 Time: 1:15
Referees: Rhonda Groves, Robert Webb
Line judges: Deanna Butler, Zyaka Mattocks
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