Oct. 18, 2011
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Fayetteville State Lady Broncos will have to wait to clinch the CIAA's Southern Division title.
And now, they may need some help to do it.
In a matchup of the top two teams in the division, Winston-Salem State kept its title hopes alive with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Fayetteville State, putting the two teams in a tie atop the standings with three divisional matches remaining for both teams.
The Lady Rams, on the strength of 58 kills, prevailed by the scores of 14-25, 25-19, 25-23, 27-29 and 15-9.
Fayetteville State (14-12, 10-3, 6-1) defeated Winston-Salem State (13-9, 10-3, 6-1) in straight sets on Sept. 20 at Felton J. Capel Arena in Fayetteville.
But this one belonged to the Lady Rams, who got a match-high 17 kills from Avoni Seymour and 12 more kills from Francesca Edgerton. Kiara Brown had 49 assists.
Fayetteville State's JaMisha Jordan led all players with a career-high 53 assists as three Lady Broncos players finished with 13 or more kills. Octavia Wynn (Jr., Hope Mills, N.C.) led the way with 16 kills while Ifeyinwa Nwokolo (Jr., Greensboro, N.C.) had 15 kills and Joi Emanuel (Jr., Charlotte, N.C.) had 13 kills to go with four service aces.
Fayetteville State had an uncharacteristic 13 service errors while the Lady Rams finished with just five.
The Lady Broncos return home on Thursday to face Coker at 6 p.m.