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Volleyball Blanks East Carolina, 3-0, In Opening Match Of Georgetown Classic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sophomore Natalie Braun hit .412 with ten kills and ten digs to lead the Furman volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-20, 25-10, 25-18) win over East Carolina Friday night in the Paladins' opening match of the Georgetown Classic in Washington, D.C.

Despite a close first set, Furman took the lead at the beginning of the match and never let the Pirates gain an advantage.  The Paladins hit .314 for the match, with a .417 attack percentage off 20 kills and only five errors in the third set.  Furman held East Carolina to a .133 hitting percentage for the evening.

Freshman Sarah McCarthy recorded a team-high 30 assists plus three service aces, while junior Kelly Kirby tallied eight kills, eight assists, nine digs, and three service aces in the victory. 

Furman (4-6) will play Binghamton Saturday morning at 11 a.m. followed by a match against host Georgetown at 7 p.m.