ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Birmingham-Southern women's volleyball team competed well against tough opponents Friday at the Washington University Bear Invite. The Panthers defeated Nebraska Wesleyan 3-0 before falling to host No. 19 WashU in the night cap.
Five hitters finished the day with double-digit kills, highlighted by Ansleigh Dailey (Daphne, Ala./Bayside Academy) earning 67 assists. Milea Ray (Alabaster, Ala./Pensacola State) led all attackers with 18 kills and a .412 hitting percentage. Julia Denby (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) finished right behind her with 17 kills respectively.
Defensively, Caroline Johnson (Lucas, Texas/Lovejoy HS) continued to lead the back line. She picked up a team-best 39 digs.
The Panthers will also face No. 14 Carthage and Rose-Hulman in day two of the Invite. Their first match starts at 10:30 a.m.