ATLANTA -- Emory opened its participation in the NCAA Division III tournament by defeating Agnes Scott. The Eagles raised their overall record to 31-4 following a 3-0 verdict (25-10, 25-10, 25-10) against the Scotties who wrapped up their season with a mark of 11-18.
Emory hit .413 (39-8-75) in the contest, the seventh time this year that it turned in an effort of .400 or higher, while limiting ASC to -.048 (13-16-63). The Eagles finished with 30 digs to the Scotties' 23 and enjoyed a 6-3 margin in total blocks.
Emory junior Kate Bowman led all players with 10 kills, her 16th double-figure outing of the season, and recorded a .412 hitting percentage (10-3-17). Junior Leah Jacobs rang up nine terminations while classmate Cat McGrath and freshman Sarah Maher each contributed eight kills with Maher hitting .571 (8-0-14) and McGrath hit .500 on the strength of eight kills and one error in 14 swings.
Sophomore setter Sydney Miles doled out 28 assists and accounted for seven of the team's season-high 14 service aces.
Emory now advances to the Saturday's second round of the Atlanta Regional where it will tangle with Berry in a 4 p.m. start.