Volleyball Holds off Mountain Hawks
Army West Point Volleyball claimed its second victory in Patriot League play after defeating Lehigh in five sets on Saturday night in Gillis Field House. Paige Fixemer was a force at the net for the Black Knights with 14 kills and eight blocks, six being solos. Cate Buckingham recorded her second double-double of the season recording 11 kills and 12 digs. Sayler Butters played a big role in Army's defense finishing the match with 20 digs, followed by Riley Parchment with 15.
Army jumped ahead in set one, capitalizing on Lehigh's errors to lead 9-5 at the first timeout. The teams traded errors, but Army pulled ahead going on a 5-0 run to lead 20-18. Savannah Bray threw down the last point for the Cadets to give them to 25-20 victory. Buckingham finished the set with five kills, while Bray had four.
Lehigh claimed the early lead in set two, leading 11-9 at the first timeout. The Black Knights bounced back quickly going on a 5-0 run highlighted by a service ace from Nickerson. Lehigh fought back, but Army's offense shut them down to win the set 25-23. Fixemer led the team with four kills and one solo block. Parchment and Butters were key on defense recording five digs each. Read more.