Volleyball continues crushing conference foes

Maryville College’s Volleyball team  is on a prolific winning streak. The team has moved to 18-6 with an unblemished conference record of 9-0. 

The Scots are riding on a nine-game winning streak following a fantastic offensive effort headed by Saidee McDaniel and Meredith Bonee who assists from the center of the court while McDaniel plays exclusively setter. Bonee will move from attacker to setter while McDaniel is off the court. 

 McDaniel is averaging 5.89 assists per set to help the Scots already impressive offense. McDaniel is a leader on and off the court who has recently just hit the 2000 assist career mark in conference play on Oct. 9th. When asked about her amazing achievement, she was rather humble about it. 

“It is a pretty big accomplishment I feel like,” McDaniel said. “Stats never really meant much to me, but I noticed I had 1999 and was like ‘hey just one more.’ That’s pretty cool, but yeah it means a lot.” McDaniel also shared her enthusiasm for the rest of the season.

“It makes me excited. We aren’t even done with conference play because we finish the first set of games, then we will play everyone again … I think it just gets me pumped to see how many more my team can get me.”

Bonee is continuing to get more and more honors, as she continues to lead the Scots offense with the number of double-doubles she accumulates mostly from assists and kills, two of the most important offensive stats in volleyball. 

Meredith Bonee racks up one of her service aces against Brevard College.
Photo cred Savannah Stewart  

On Homecoming weekend, Bonee would record a double-double against Piedmont in the first match of Saturday, Oct. 19, before recording a high-powered triple-double against a beaten and battered Brevard College. 

When asked about her performance on Homecoming Weekend where every team that participated won, McDaniel commented on the importance of working well as a team. 

“It makes me feel good because it tells me as a team that we’re meshing really well and getting back into the rhythm we had towards the beginning of the season. I just couldn’t do it without my team,” McDaniel said.

Bonee did share McDaniel’s sentiment about the rest of the season in thinking they could turn this momentum into something special. “It definitely tells me that we can go and compete for the conference championship or even the NCAA tournament and maybe go pretty far,” Bonee said. 

The Scots will be continuing conference play as they hope to keep the undefeated conference dream alive behind the court leaders and off the court leaders that they have.

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