Espinal, Wyttenbach leads Maryville to rallying sweep of Sewanee

Espinal, Wyttenbach leads Maryville to rallying sweep of Sewanee

The Maryville College Volleyball squad picked up their first victory of the 2017 season on Saturday evening, as they swept the Tigers of Sewanee, 3-0.

The Scots defeated the University of the South in three-straight sets by the score of 25-21, 27-25, 25-20.

Maryville found themselves down 11-9 in the first set, before the Scots used a six-straight run, scoring six of the next seven. That run included three kills by Brianne Sidner, while Dejane Hester-Taylor added a kill.

An Arin Wyttenbach kills and a Sewanee error ended the set with a 25-21 Maryville win.

The Scots jumped to a 3-0 lead with a pair of kills to from Lauren Espinal, before the teams traded points. Sewanee would take an 8-5 lead, eventually stretching that advantage to five, 12-7.

Maryville trailed 19-10, before another flurry by the Tigers would put them within striking distance of the set win, 23-13.

Maryville rattled off six-straight points that included a pair of kills from Saidee McDaniel and an ace from Yasmeen Chan.

Sewanee we earn set point off a kill by Destiny Stewart with the score 24-19. Maryville would rally behind the hitting of Nia Haller and Wyttenbach to tie the set at 24-all. The Tigers would again gain control, 25-24, before a trio of points would give Maryville the second-set victory.

Maryville would use that momentum for a 25-20 win in the third set for their first victory of the 2017 season.

The Scots (1-2) were led by Espinal – a freshman – as she posted 10 kills with a .500 percentage. Wyttenbach added eight kills with a .333 clip, with three digs, two block assists and a service ace.

Sidner and Haller had seven kills each, while Haller had 10 digs, two aces and a block assist. Sidner had seven digs and a block assist.

Defensively, Kaitlyn Flickinger had 17 digs, while McDaniel added 27 assists on the night.

Sewanee (0-3) was led by Destiny Stewart's 10-kill outing. Peyton Parent had 17 digs, while Constance Connolly added 12 assists.

Maryville will look next to the Washington & Lee Invitational on Sept. 8-9. The Scots will face Meredith College (5 p.m.) and Washington & Lee (7:30 p.m.) on Friday night.