HIGH POINT 3, MOREHEAD STATE 1 (25-23, 16-25, 25-21, 25-21)
LYNCHBURG, VA – High Point trailed in the fourth set by a 14-9 margin, then turned it around and closed out its match against Morehead State in a Round 1 match of the 2019 NIVC.
The Panthers (21-12) got key kills late from Annie Sullivan to fuel the comeback; she finished with 14 kills overall. High Point will play either Liberty or La Salle in Round 2 on Sunday. The Eagles end their season at 23-10.
Both teams were on target early, combining to make just seven hitting errors in the first set, and Morehead State evened the match in winning the second set and hitting .481 in the process.
High Point got a strong effort from Megan Kratzer, who had 12 kills, and Maria Miggins added 41 assists. Abby Bottomley finished with 17 digs.
Morehead State got 12 kills from Olivia Lohmeier and 12 kills by Lauren Rokey. Bridget Bessler had 37 assists, and Allison Whitten closed with 26 digs.