The Army West Point Volleyball team saw its first action of 2020, claiming two 3-0 victories over Coast Guard on Saturday.
After several intersquad scrimmages at Gillis Field House, the matches marked the first time the Black Knights were able to compete against another team since the COVID-19 outbreak that led to the postponement of the NCAA volleyball season.
The day was a great opportunity for Army's 12-member freshmen class to see their first competitive action, and they piled up the statsheet. Allanah Cutler was Army's top scorer on the day, recording five kills in the first contest and a team-leading eight kills in match two. Isabella Sullivan was the team's top setter on the day, leading the team with 11 assists in game one and 14 assists in match two.
“It felt great to play two matches today,” Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. “The team did a great job of taking care of the ball on our side of the net. We are very young, so being able to compete helped us gain a bit of experience. I was very impressed with Allanah Cutler's play. She is powerful, smart and efficient.”
The veterans on the team also saw action on the day, with Ana Oglivie and Sayler Butters splitting time at libero and recording 11 combined digs apiece. Emmy Barnhorst was the team leader in kills in the first contest with eight. Read more.