Lake Wales, Fla. – The College of Coastal Georgia women's volleyball team pulled out a 3-1 win here Tuesday night over Warner University in Sun Conference action.
The win lifted the Mariners to 5-9 overall and 4-3 in the conference. The Royals dropped to 3-11 and 1-5.
The victory was the second this season for Coastal Georgia over Warner. The Mariners defeated the Royals 3-2 at home on Sept. 27 in their first-ever match in the league.
In Tuesday's matchup, Coastal Georgia won the opening set 25-23 after leading by as much as eight points twice during the set and seeing the Royals rally to tie the score at 20-20. But the Mariners would score the next three points and go on to take the set.
In the second set, the Mariners again led big and saw the Royals come back to tie the score 23-23 and 24-24 before a kill by Kyra White and an attack error by the Royals gave the Mariners a 26-24 win and a 2-0 match lead.
The third set went to the Royals 25-12, and it appeared the home team might take the fourth set also as it built a 16-11 lead. However, the Mariners rallied to catch the Royals at 23-23, tying the score on a White kill and going ahead on a block by Ehize Omoghibo and White before another kill by White gave the Mariners the 25-23 decision and the overall win.
Neither side hit for a high percentage as Coastal Georgia hit. 177 for the match while Warner finished hitting .165, but the Mariners totaled 57 kills and 28 errors in 164 attacks while the Royals had just 41 kills and 18 errors in 139 swings.
The Mariners won despite committing 15 service errors which they did offset with 10 aces.
In addition to coming through in the clutch, White shined the night long for the Mariners as she racked up 22 kills and committed just three errors while hitting .442 for the match. She also had six aces and three total blocks.
Ashley Kot totaled 49 assists in the win and also finished with 13 digs for a double-double effort.
Also noteworthy were three aces and three blocks by Downey and two blocks by Omoghibo.
In defeat, Warner saw two players reach double-digits in kills as Breeanna Navarro and Alexandra Gonzalez finished with 12 and 10, respectively.
Coastal Georgia will be back on the road Saturday to play at St. Thomas in Miami.