COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 3, ST. JOHN’S 1 (19-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-18)
Atlanta, GA – Lauren Freed filled the boxscore with 18 kills and 16 digs, and Devon Rachel had 18 kills as College of Charleston topped St. John’s in Round 1 on the NIVC.
Rachele Rastelli had five kills with no errors in the first set for St. John’s, but the Cougars rallied in the next set as Mandy Napierala had two late kills to help even the match. College of Charleston (22-11) pulled off a tight win in the third set, as a kill from Lauren Freed and an error by the Red Storm was the final difference.
Set four was close at one point, with CofC up 19-16, but the Cougars pulled away in the final stretch. Kennedy Madison had 15 kills, and Allison Beckman had 55 assists.
For St. John’s (23-12), Rastelli had 17 kills, and Efrosini Alexakou added 16 kills and 13 digs.