No. 16 Pirates Blank Augusta State, 3-0, On Saturday
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The No. 16-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University volleyball squad extended its school-record start to the 2011 season with a 3-0 Peach Belt Conference victory over visiting Augusta State on Saturday afternoon at the ARC.
The Pirates (31-0, 11-0 PBC) now are tied with Abilene Christian (2005) and Central Washington (2003-04) for the 18th-longest winning streak in NCAA Division II history after the win over the Jaguars (14-16, 5-7 PBC).
Armstrong enjoyed a strong service and blocking game, coming up with 13 service aces and nine team blocks in the win, while also hitting a solid .333 for the match. The Jaguars hit just .012 with 21 kills and 20 errors in 81 attacks.
Junior setter Ashley Seal led the way for the Pirates with 34 assists and six service aces, while junior Leia Pittman hit .571 with nine kills. Junior Brittany Wolf added a match-high nine blocks, sophomore Jessica Santaniello had a match-high 10 digs and senior Casey Howett notched five service aces and seven digs.
Augusta State was led by Alex Rohlfing's seven kills and eight digs and Krystin Wahlig's 30 assists.
Armstrong returns to action on Wednesday, November 2, traveling to Flagler for a 7:00 p.m. matchup with the two-time defending PBC champion Saints.