Volleyball home opener victorious [VIDEO]


By Manyi Eno
News Editor
It was a successful win on Wednesday evening, Sept. 3, as the Piedmont College women’s volleyball teamed
spiked their way to the top against the Toccoa Falls Screaming Eagles with a 3-0 victory.
The match against Toccoa Falls College started at 7 p.m., and Piedmont quickly took the lead. They went on
to win the set with a score of 25-16.
Coach Sid Feldman said that the team knew that Toccoa Falls would not be a strong team and decided to play
his substitutes for the first game.
The substitutes were mostly composed of the eight new players that joined the team. Feldman explained that
this year’s freshmen will be the starting varsity for next year.
“I think today’s game was good. We got a lot of players out there that don’t normally get to play so it gives
them experience,” said third-year libero Katie Faith.
The second set however was point for point.
Feldman said, “When things started to deteriorate in the second match, we put in our starters and played them
the entire time.”
Within minutes, the game turned around and the Lady Lions were again victorious with a score of 25-21.
“We have a lot of talent out there. They’re a little frustrated because they’re freshmen and the collegiate
experience moves faster,” Feldman said.
By the third set, Piedmont kept the energy from the first two sets moving and led the entire time coming out
with a 25-12 victory.
“Even I was a little nervous with it being the first game, but we stepped up and finished well,” said Faith.
This game was the first home game first-year libero Kendele Donaldson played for Piedmont. Excited to be on
the team, she said that the upperclassmen make the freshmen feel very welcomed.
“I’m excited for this season. I think that all the tournaments we’ve had so far, we’ve really been showing
progress. I think throughout the season we’re just going to keep getting better,” Donaldson said.
Fourth-year opposite Kaitlin Norman led the team by scoring eight kills, and third-year outside hitter Mallory
Leary tallied with six kills. Faith also played hard with 24 digs.
“They scored well. They played together well, and I was really happy with it,” Feldman said.