AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University women's volleyball team posted a 3-0 win over Erskine Monday evening in a non-conference contest at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
The Jaguars are now 10-4 on the season while the Flying Fleet fall to 1-11.
Payton Murchie dished out 20 assists and Beck's 11 allowed her to register a double-double.
Defensively, Holland Martin accounted for nine digs. At the net, Bolton had seven blocks while Hedrick had five.
As a team, the Jaguars hit .348. The squad totaled 40 kills against nine errors on 89 attacks.
The first frame was a back-and-forth affair. Head coach Sharon Quarles' team took a 6-3 edge after a service error by the visitors. However, the Flying Fleet came back to take an early lead, 8-7. Beck tied the frame at 8-8 on a kill, but neither squad could take more than a two-point lead the remainder of the set.
Trailing 15-14, Chloe Allen slammed home a kill to even the score. The visitors would end up taking a 22-20 lead before Gouveia hammered home a point to make it 22-21. Down 23-21, Allen and Gouveia teamed up for a block. An attack error by Erskine knotted the contest at 23-23. Tied at 24-24, Allen registered a kill and Gouveia served up an ace to win the set, 26-24.
In the second stanza, Quarles' squad jumped out to a 3-0 advantage thanks in part to a trio of aces by Gouveia. The Jaguars extended their lead to 10-3 as an error concluded a 4-0 run. Augusta pushed the margin to 10 on a block by Beck and Alyssa Frazier, making it 16-6. The team cruised to a 25-11 win as Gouveia ended the set with a kill.
Leading 6-5 in the third set, Hedrick and Bolton tallied back-to-back kills for an 8-5 edge. Tied at 9-9, Beck and Gonzales accounted for kills, making it 11-9. Up by one at 11-10, the Jaguars embarked on a 4-0 run for a 15-10 margin, forcing a time-out from the visitors.
After a point by the Flying Fleet, Augusta extended its advantage to eight at 19-11 thanks in part to an ace from Beck and a block from a trio of Jaguars. Quarles' squad registered an ace from Hedrick to make it a 24-15 contest before a kill from Bolton ended the match.
The Jaguars return to action Friday, Sept. 29, when they host the Saints of Flagler. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. Live stats and video will be available at AugustaJags.com.
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