Oct. 13, 2017
ARKANSAS 3, SOUTH CAROLINA 0
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. – The South Carolina volleyball team fell to 9-8 for the season after losing 3-0 at Arkansas Friday night (25-19, 25-15, 25-14). The Gamecocks are now 2-3 in SEC play, while the Razorbacks move to 13-6 overall and 3-4 in conference matches.
SET 1: Arkansas broke away from a close start to the game and won 25-19 for the early advantage. The Razorbacks used a 9-4 burst to extend the lead out to 18-12, with six of those nine points coming off unforced errors by the Gamecocks. Mikayla Shields led the team with six kills, three digs and a pair of blocks, but Carolina as a team hit just .135 in the game.
SET 2: The Hogs kept rolling in set two, taking a 13-3 lead from the jump. The home side out-hit South Carolina .419 to .067 to take the wire-to-wire 25-15 win and a 2-0 lead in the match.
SET 3: It would be a sweep for Arkansas, thanks again to a fast start. The Razorbacks broke away early with an 11-1 run that made it 14-3. Mikayla Robinson emerged with a team-high four kills in the game, but the team again struggled offensively and hit just .062. Arkansas wrapped up the win by a score of 25-14.
Stat of the Match
The Gamecock offense hit just .091 for the match, with 19 hitting errors. Errors would be the x-factor for the match, as Carolina combined for 35 total errors on the night (19 hitting, six on service, four on serve receive, four on block attempts, two on sets).
The Gamecocks return home for a Sunday match with Ole Miss at 1:30 p.m. that will air on the SEC Network+.