Volleyball: Potomac State splits match at Monroe

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Bailey Godlove served for 30 points and had 15 aces on the day to help lead Potomac State to a split of two matches at the Monroe College Invitational on Saturday.

Potomac State (8-4) began the day with a 26-24, 25-8, 25-21 win over Northern Virginia, then fell to No. 6 Catawba Valley (N.C.) 25-12, 25-18, 25-18.

“Overall, I am very pleased with how the girls played over the weekend,’’ said Potomac State coach Martha Ganoe. “We have some players out with injuries, two defensive players and a middle hitter, and we made a lot of adjustments to the lineup. We played well as a team.”

In the win over Northern Virginia, Godlove had 17 service points, with 10 being aces, plus 31 assists and eight digs for the Catamounts.

Sarah Lowery added eight kills, four blocks and 11 digs, Shayla Hillian seven kills, seven digs and two blocks, Skylar Barbe eight points, five kills and 14 digs, Anya Murray seven kills and two blocks and Makaleigh Roberts 23 digs.

Against nationally-ranked Catawba (20-1), Godlove had 13 points, five aces and 15 assists, Murray eight kills, Hillian six kills and three blocks, Roberts 12 digs, Lowery eight digs and Ericka Gordon and Barbe seven digs.

On Friday, the Catamounts lost to Monroe 25-13, 25-18, 25-17, then beat Manhattan 25-10, 25-13, 25-11.

Against Monroe, Godlove had 19 assists, 11 digs and three blocks, and Lowery 10 digs and seven kills. Roberts added 16 digs with seven points, Murray had four kills and three digs and Hillian contributed four kills and three blocks.

In the win over Manhattan, Godlove served out 26 assists, five digs and three blocks, while Hillian tallied 11 kills and four blocks. Lowery added five aces, five kills and eight digs, while Ericka Gordon finished with seven kills, four digs and two blocks.

Potomac State will host West Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday at 7 p.m.