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Skyhawks fall to Gamecocks

Pacer Writer

Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:11


Ashely Cunningham

Coach McClure gives his team a pep talk.


Ashley Cunningham

The team gets ready for the next set.


Ashley Cunningham

Kasey Elswick smiles for the camera as she stands with Coach McClure and her family.

The Skyhawks fell, 3-2, against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks Saturday, November 10, 2012 in the Skyhawk Fieldhouse

The first set went to the Skyhawks with score of 25-20.  In the second and third sets, the Gamecocks pulled ahead early and the Skyhawks struggled to keep up, both sets were 25-14.  The forth set had some excitement for the Skyhawks.  The team fought hard and won the set 29-27. 

With the game tied 2-2, they went into the fifth and final set.  Things looked good for the Skyhawks, who looked strong.  However, the Skyhawks suffered with a server out of rotation call.  The momentum of the game switched out of the Skyhawks favor.  The set ended with a score of 15-7.    

Saturday‚Äôs game was the last of regular season play for the Skyhawks and the last conference game.  The Skyhawks finished the regular season with a 6-10 conference record and 10-20 overall record.  Even with this loss, the Skyhawks qualify for the OVC Tournament being held Nov. 15-17 at Morehead State.

The first tournament match for the eight seed Skyhawks will be on Thursday, Nov. 15.  They will play top seed Morehead State at Wetherby Gym.  Game time is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised on the OVC Digital Network.

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