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Volleyball Tops S.C. State, 3-1

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sophomore Chandler Ambrester hit .455 with 17 kills and 12 digs to lead the Furman volleyball team to a 3-1 (23-25, 25-15, 25-9, 25-18) win over S.C. State Saturday in the final match of the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, S.C.

After the Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead with a 25-23 victory in set one, the Paladins reeled off wins in three straight sets to take the victory.  Furman hit.368 for the day after recording a team hitting percentage of .571 in set one and .550 in set three.  The Paladins held S.C. State to a .127 attack percentage for the match.

Junior Alexis Shaffer paced the Paladins with a .571 attack percentage, and added 13 kills for Furman.  Freshman Sarah McCarthy led the team with 37 assists.  Sophomore Natalie Braun had 10 kills, seven digs, and two service aces in the match.

Furman (3-6) will travel to Washington, D.C. next weekend for the Georgetown Classic.  The Paladins will face East Carolina Friday at 5 p.m.  On Saturday, Furman will play Binghamton at 11 a.m. and Georgetown at 7 p.m.