No. 2 Cougar Volleyball Adds to Winning Streak in 3-1 over Sinclair

Whitney Staggs goes to tip the ball for a kill in Wednesday's win over Sinclair.
Whitney Staggs goes to tip the ball for a kill in Wednesday's win over Sinclair.

DAYTON, Ohio – After losing a tough first set, the No. 2 ranked Cougars bounced back, winning the next three sets to earn their 14th straight win of the season. Columbus State is now 23-2 and 12-2 in conference play while Sinclair falls to 17-11 overall and 7-3 in league action.

Bobby Diamond led the team with ten kills on the night and accounted for 13 of Columbus State's points. Georgia Payne contributed six kills while Tiziana Russell finished the night hitting .333, with five kills.

Tanya Yeauger and Edan Jones tallied four kills apiece while Whitney Staggs and Audrey Jenkins added three and two kills respectively. Yeauger also recorded a game-high two aces. Jones and Payne dished out a combined 26 assists for the offense.

On defense, the Cougars were solid on blocking. Diamond, Russell, and Payne put up three blocks apiece, while Yeauger and Jones registered two stuffs. In the back row, Megan Mechlin chipped in a team-high 12 digs.

The Cougars hit the road this weekend for some non-conference action at the Penn State-Beaver campus on Sat, Oct. 13.

Overall Statistical Leaders

-Columbus State is 1st in the conference in hitting (.278) and services aces per set (2.95).

-The Cougars have only dropped four sets in the last 14 wins.

-Columbus State is in the top-ten in the nation in five statistical categories: 3rd in the nation in hitting (.296) and points per set (16.6) , 4th in blocks per set (2.80), 5th in assists per set (10.69), 7th in kills per set (11.20)