Falcons end season at conference volleyball tournament

Published 2:26 pm Friday, November 11, 2011

University of Montevallo freshman Brianna Guzinski, senior Anna Garrison and sophomore Manyi Ati attempt to block an attack in the Falcons' loss Nov. 11. (Contributed)


The University of Montevallo volleyball team ended its 2011 season with a 3-0 loss to Flagler College in the Peach Belt Conference tournament quarterfinals Nov. 11.

A trio of hitters led the Falcons, including freshman Michelle Walker, sophomore Manyi Ati and sophomore Michelle Carle. Walker had 11 kills, while Ati and Carle each had 10.

Walker had just three errors while hitting .320 for the match she added seven digs and a pair of blocks. Ati struggled as she hit just .194. Carle had four digs and a pair of blocks to go along with her 10 kills.

Senior libero Rachel Wotitzky led the team with 19 digs, while freshman Brianna Guzkinski added 10. Senior setter Anna Garrison had 34 assists and eight digs.

The Falcons (13-18) fell in straight sets 25-18, 26-24, 25-21.

Montevallo hit .212 as a team, but were unable to slow down the Saints offense which hit .316.

The Falcons will say farewell to three seniors including Wotitzky, Garrison and Jessica Guidry. All three have been key pieces in the Falcons lineup over the past few seasons. The trio helped lead the Falcons to the programs first NCAA tournament win last season in the first round of the NCAA Southeast region tournament.