Charlotte volleyball battled at home with the Dayton Flyers, a team receiving votes in several national polls, but the Flyers were too much for the 49ers in a 3-0 sweep (25-19, 25-16, 25-19) in Halton Arena in Atlantic 10 Conference action Sunday afternoon. Dayton remains a perfect 6-0 in league play, 13-5 overall. The 49ers slide to 6-11 on the season, 0-5 in the A-10.
"Even though we didn't win, I was proud of our team," said Charlotte head coach Chris Redding. "We played a very high level Dayton team. That shows us the level we have to get to by the conference tournament. I think out siding out is starting to come together and get stronger. I think that will be a good foundation as we get ready for this next home weekend."
The Flyers, the top hitting team in the league, were held to their second-worst attack percentage in a conference match this season, hitting .302 in the match. The 49ers started well with a 60 percent side out percentage, but the Flyers were too consistent to top on the day.
The Niners had the lead just three times in the match, forcing nine of the 12 ties on the afternoon.
Charlotte was led offensively by junior Bianca Rouse (Columbia, S.C. / Keenan HS), who put up nine kills in the match. She leads the team with 213 for the season (3.23 per set). Sophomore middle Amanda Videmsek (Highland Heights, Ohio / Beaumont School) added eight kills, with senior setter Sheri Davis (Cape Coral, Fla. / Evangelical Christian HS) contributing seven kills. Davis had 22 assists and nine digs to lead the team. Junior libero Jenna Litoborski (Lemont, Ill. / Lemont HS) also had nine digs for the 49ers.
Next weekend, the 49ers host another pair of matches, starting Friday night in the 10th Annual Dig Pink match at 7 p.m. against Rhode Island.