Volleyball Beats Navy in the Star Series Match
Army West Point (9-4, 3-1) Volleyball defeated the United States Naval Academy (5-7,1-2) 3-1, to pick up the program's 50th win over Navy on Saturday night at Wesley A. Brown Field House. This is the first time since 2015 that Army has defeated Navy in Annapolis, MD.
The Cadets' efforts were led by Paige Fixemer who recorded a season-high of 18 kills along with six digs and four blocks. The sophomore finished the match with a .593 hitting percentage. Savannah Bray followed with her third double-double of the season that was made up of 11 kills and 10 digs. Emmy Barnhorst notched her first match with double-digit kills (10) this season, while also recording two blocks one being a solo.
Army dominated in the first set to lead 13-10 at the first timeout. The Cadets kept their momentum going as they went on a 3-0 run to force Navy into its second timeout. Navy battled back to get within three, but Army did not let them get any closer. Multiple players contributed to Army's offense in the first set, but it was Bray that threw down the kill that clenched the set, 25-21, for Army. Bray led Army with four kills while Barnhorst and Cate Buckingham each recorded three. Read more.