Volleyball Bests Sinclair in Three for the First Time Since 2014

Edan Jones tips the ball over in Wednesday's victory against the Tartans.
Edan Jones tips the ball over in Wednesday's victory against the Tartans.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus State Community College volleyball team extends its sweeping streak to three games after defeating conference rival Sinclair Community College in straight sets for the first time since 2014. The Cougars improve to 6-1 and climb to the #1 spot in the conference while Sinclair falls to 3-6, 2-1 OCCAC.

Tanya Yeauger recorded eight kills on 14 errorless swings resulting in her second-highest hitting percentage of .571. Edan Jones also registered eight kills along with 13 digs and a career-high four service aces.

Bobby Diamond tallied five kills while Whitney Staggs added four successful attacks. Running the offense were Audrey Jenkins and Georgia Payne who combined for the team's 31 total assists. Payne racked up three kills and five digs while Jenkins had a career-high eight digs.

Samantha Dunn continued her hot serving streak with four aces while contributing seven digs. Megan Mechlin achieved her first career kill on the first attempt and chipped nine digs in the effort.

Next up, the Cougars are on the road to face Ohio University-Chillicothe on Fri, Sep. 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Key Statistics

-Diamond and Yeauger each remain in the top-15 in the nation in hitting with .455 and .372 respectively.

-Each win this season has been a sweep.

-Columbus State is currently 4th in the country in overall attack percentage (.295) and in the top-ten in total service aces (66).