HARROGATE, Tenn. – Taylor Rohr finished with a double-double and Marnie Streeter stuffed the stat sheet as Carson-Newman swept Lincoln Memorial 25-20, 25-16 and 25-16 Tuesday night in South Atlantic Conference play at Mary Mars Gym.
"We kept our composure throughout the entire match and that has been a huge piece of our puzzle," Carson-Newman coach Ashley Tiernan said. "I am proud of the effort and focus that we showed the whole night and I am looking forward to getting back in the gym tomorrow to continue working on our game."
Carson-Newman (15-5, 9-4) sweeps the season series with Lincoln Memorial (6-14, 5-8) for the second time this decade, doing so in 2014 as well. The Eagles have won eight straight matches for the first time since winning nine from Oct. 7-25, 2014.
Rohr posted her second double-double of the season handing out 21 assists and picking up 10 digs. The sophomore from Windsor, Colo. has at least 20 helpers in seven of her last nine outings.
Streeter tallied 12 kills on a career-high .440 hitting percentage needing just 25 swings to do damage. The Goldvein, Va. moved into a tied with Melissa Miller on C-N's career kills list with 1,242. The senior added seven digs, four aces and 2.5 blocks.
Erin Edwards (Midlothian, Va.) continued her onslaught against league foes with nine kills on a .316 margin bringing her tally this month to .350. Morgan Ballard (Weaverville, N.C.) led all players with 19 digs.
As a collective unit, the Eagles finished the evening with 36 kills hitting .308 with 54 digs, 10 blocks and nine service aces.
1⃣2⃣ kills from @Marnie_Streeter— Carson-Newman Athletics (@CNathletics) October 23, 2019
1⃣9⃣ digs from @MorganFaith21
2⃣1⃣ assists from @trohr14
3⃣.5⃣ blocks from @katieparnell27
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C-N racked up six service aces in the first set running away behind five kills and four aces from Streeter. After falling behind 4-0, the Eagles reeled off six straight to go on top. With an 8-8 tally on the scoreboard, Tiernan's troops won five of the next six to go ahead by four. LMU won consecutive points one more time the rest of the way with the visitors sealing the set win on an error by Rylee Storms.
The two programs flipped 3-0 bursts to open the second stanza before the Eagles scored unanswered points to take control of the game. LMU never threatened the rest of the way with C-N going ahead 2-0 in the match on a blast from Streeter.
It was not the cleanest start to the third frame for the visitors as the Railsplitters went on top 9-7 early. C-N responded by taking each of the next six to take a lead it would never give up. Katie Parnell (Atlanta) polished off the match with a kill.
Lincoln Memorial hit .084 as a team with 28 kills but mustered just one block adding 45 digs and seven aces. Setter Emily Walter led the way with 19 assists and 12 digs. Cate Hosenfeld added eight kills and Sarah Jones finished the evening with 10 scoops.
The Eagles return to Holt Fieldhouse to kick off homecoming Friday night at 7 p.m. against Anderson. Broadcast coverage is available on cneagles.com/live by the Eagle Sports Network.
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