GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Mariana Rezende recorded a double-double with 45 assists and 11 digs to lead the Tusculum College volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Lenoir-Rhyne College Friday night at Pioneer Arena. The Pioneers (18-7, 7-1 in South Atlantic Conference) have won 10 straight matches as they remain in sole possession of second place in the league, one match behind front-runner Wingate University.
Vivian Lacy added 16 kills, seven digs and a .353 hitting percentage (16-4-34), while Kelsey Hayden finished with 10 digs, eight blocks and a .444 attack percentage (10-2-18).
The Bears (13-10, 2-4 SAC) were led by Katie Novacek, who had a sensational hitting night, posting 13 kills on 21 attempts with no errors (.619). Lauren McClelland dished out 32 assists, while Catherine Fulton tallied 23 digs.
Tusculum rookie Katie Luebke hit .462 on the night as she finished with 13 kills to go along with four block assists.
Both teams will be in action on Saturday. Tusculum will host Brevard College for an 11 a.m. match, while L-R travels to Mars Hill College for an 11 a.m. league tilt.
Tusculum's match with Brevard College has been designated "Dig For the Cure" Day as both team will be raising proceeds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.