Scots' serves sweep Scotties with 20 aces

Scots' serves sweep Scotties with 20 aces

Maryville College opened USA South Athletic Conference play on Saturday afternoon, as the Scots recorded 20 aces in a 3-0 sweep of Agnes Scott.

Eight different Scots – led by Saidee McDaniel and Meredith Bonee – recorded aces on the afternoon, as the victory is MC's ninth of the 2019 campaign.

Each of those victories come by 3-0 scores, as Saturday's sweep over the Scotties was 25-14, 25-11, 25-12.

Dejane Hester-Taylor had eight kills, while Arin Wyttenbach added seven of her own. In all, 10 Scots recorded kills in the conference opener.

Maryville hit .238 as a squad, while totaling just 13 attack errors. The Scots held Agnes Scott to a .147 hitting effort on the day.

Agnes Scott got the scoring going in the first set, as Tiara White recorded a kill. MC retaliated, however, posting the next five points and their first ace of the contest. Wyttebach and Maggie Mathews posted a kill each, before Brianne Sidner earned the first service point of the match.

The Scots rallied from that momentum for a 12-5 lead early, as Mathews posted a pair of aces for herself. A Wyttenbach kills and two aces by McDaniel extended the Scots' lead to 17-9, before Rhianna Tyldesley posted three-straight aces for a 21-9 advantage. In all, Maryville College had eight aces for a 25-14 victory, as they set the tone early.

A pair of McDaniel aces opened the second set with a 4-0 MC rally, before Agnes Scott cut it to two, 6-4. Hester-Taylor and Madison Wilkerson recorded kills, as Wilkerson found an ace to extend the Scots' lead to 11-5.

McDaniel added her fifth ace of the match to lead Maryville on another run, 16-7, as Hester-Taylor, Wyttenbach and Wilkerson traded kills. Bonee posted a pair of aces, before Wilkerson's ace ended the set, 25-11.

To open the third set, the two squads went back-and-forth for a 7-6 MC lead. Bonee added two aces to break a 4-4 tie, as the Scots broke free. Allison Botts had a pair of aces to spur an 11-2 run, as MacKenzie Marcrum made the score 20-10 on an ace of her own.

Hester-Taylor posted back-to-back kills for the 25-12 victory.

Maryville College (9-6, 1-0 USA South) was led by Hester-Taylor who had eight kills at a .538 kill percentage. She added a dig, while Wyttenbach added seven kills at a .600 kill percentage. She also had a dig and a block assists.

McDaniel had a match-high 20 assists and five aces. She added a kill and two block assists, as Bonee added nine assists, five digs, four aces and a kill. Tyldesley had nine digs, three kills and three aces, as Botts had two aces. Mathews had five digs, four kills, two aces, an assist and a block, while Wilkerson had two aces, two kills and a dig. Marcrum and Sidner added an ace each in the 20-ace effort.

Agnes Scott College (0-9, 0-1) was paced by White's 10 kills, six digs and three assists. Caroline Irving had 13 assists, while she and Ahmanie Guillaume had seven digs each.