GREENSBORO, NC – A day after getting swept at the Greensboro Invitational, this time it was Hollins that broke out the brooms as they won six of seven sets, knocking off Johnson University (Fla.) 3-1 and Mid-Atlantic Christian University 3-0.
Led by a double-digit kill day from Kiki Speights, Hollins picked up their first win of 2019, beating JU 25-15, 25-15, 22-25, 25-23. To go along with her 11 kills, Speights also had a service ace, three digs and four blocks. Amanda Mink and Hannah Arthur also had a big match for Hollins, adding nine and eight kills, respectively.
Hannah Piatak led the way with 35 digs while Mink had 13 that held JU to just a .024 hitting percentage. The defensive also finished the match with eight block solos and eight block assists.
Another monster match from Speights led the way for Hollins in their 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-16) sweep of Mid-Atlantic Christian. She had a match-high 13 kills and just one error, giving her a hitting percentage of .632. She also tallied three aces and a pair of blocks.
Mahan and Brooks each added double-digit assists, with 13 and 12, respectively.
Defensively, Hollins held MACU to a -.048 hitting percentage, adding six blocks. Piatak also had another double-digit dig match, adding 10.
The sweep sends Hollins to 2-2 overall.
Hollins will be in action on Wednesday as they head to Mary Baldwin for a mid-week clash with the Fighting Squirrels. The match starts at 7pm.