Columbia, Ky.-The College of Coastal Georgia women's volleyball team cracked the win column Friday afternoon, besting Milligan (Tenn.) in its opening match at the Southeastern Challenge.
However, the Mariners dropped their second tournament contest to host and fifth-ranked Lindsey Wilson by a 3-0 score.
The two matches were back-to-back for the Mariners (1-4) who started their season last weekend with three matches against tough competition including top-ranked and defending national champion Hastings College at the Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic in Nebraska.
Coastal Georgia will play two more matches Saturday in the Southeastern Challenge. The Mariners are scheduled to face Campbellsville (Ky.) at 3 p.m. before meeting Georgetown (Ky.) at 7 p.m.
On Friday, the Mariners toppled Milligan (2-4) in four sets, winning 25-23, 17-25, 25-13, 25-4.
Coastal Georgia recorded double-digit kill totals in all but the second set that they lost. In that stanza, the Mariners had just seven kills while committing 10 attack errors. They had 16 kills in the opening set, 18 in the third and 14 in the fourth.
For the match, the Mariners finished with 55 kills and 24 errors in 126 total attacks for a .246 hitting mark.
Ehize Omoghibo delivered a big offensive performance for the Mariners with 16 kills in 30 swings for a .400 hitting mark.
Laney Green led the Mariners with 19 digs. Kot notched nine.
Milligan finished hitting just .082 for the match with 28 kills and 17 errors in 98 attempts.
The Buffaloes fell earlier on Friday by a 3-2 score to Bethel (Tenn.).
Against Lindsey Wilson (5-0), the Mariners fell 25-14, 25-12, 25-10.
Coastal Georgia could muster just 21 kills in 84 attacks while committing 22 attack errors.
White led the Mariners with seven kills in 15 attempts and hit .267. Omoghibo finished with six kills in 28 swings while making five errors.
Kot had 21 assists and 10 digs in the loss. Green finished with eight digs.
The Blue Raiders registered 37 kills in 77 attacks and hit .351 over the three sets. Paulina Sobolewska led the team with 10 kills in 18 chances. She also led the home squad with 10 digs.
The Blue Raiders were playing their first tournament match.