Leesburg, Va. (October 9, 2014) – The Huskies (7-8-1) entered the match against Freedom (5-8) looking for their first conference win of the season.
The Eagles proved to be a much improved squad and pushed the Huskies to their fourth 5-set match of the season. Tuscarora jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in a convincing first set win. Freedom countered with an impressive second set to bring the match to 1-1. Husky middle hitter, Lexxi Faison, led the way in the third set with 6 kills, pulling the Huskies back into the lead 2-1.
The Huskies led the fourth set 24-22 but a crucial service error gave the ball back to the Eagles who took advantage of the opportunity and fought hard to win 26-24 bringing the match even 2-2.
In the final set, the Huskies found themselves down 0-7 before star outside hitter, Alexis Coombs, got a critical kill that allowed Tuscarora to claw their way back into the set. Still trailing 7-11, Casey Armand, Soraya Hayes, and Sydney Garrell each recorded kills to lead the Huskies to a 15-13 5-set victory!
Match Scores: 25-15, 19-25, 25-21, 24-26, 15-13
Player of the Match: Lexxi Faison recorded a season high 15 kills on 27 attempts, 10 digs, and 3 solo blocks to lead the Huskies to a home court victory.