Volleyballers advance to SWAC Tournament after victory over UAPB

Sheila Borders sets up an assist on Thursday night.

Pine Bluff, AR.| The Grambling volleyball team defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 3-1 Thursday night at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

The victory allows the Lady Tigers to clinch the sixth seed in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) tournament.

GSU took the opening set, 25-21. However, Arkansas-Pine Bluff would respond with a 25-23 win, tying the match at one apiece.

In the third set Grambling notched a 25-18 victory and captured the match in the fourth set at 25-15.

Chasity Nicks led the Lady Tigers, finishing with 13 kills, for a .209 hitting percentage.

L’Muriell Thrower registered a double-double, recording 21 assists and 13 digs.

Erineka Mollere led the defense with 21 digs.

Kendalle Howard led Arkansas-Pine Bluff with a double-double with 20 digs and 16 kills. Haley Gomez added 20 digs and 13 kills.

GSU will open the 2018 SWAC Women’s volleyball tournament against number three seed, Southern University.

The Lady Tigers will be seeking redemption. Southern University defeated GSU 3-0, at Clifford Seymour gym in Baton Rouge on Nov. 4.

Southern finished with a .225 hitting percentage in the defeat.

 The rematch is set for Nov. 16, at Mississippi Valley State University, in Itta Bena, Miss.