Spartanburg, SC – Converse rallied from two sets to zero down to push USC Upstate to a deciding fifth game before eventually succumbing 15-5. For the USC Upstate Spartans, Mandy Rupert led with double figures in kills and digs to improve their season record to 2-3 while Converse drops to 1-4.
The All-Stars were led in their comeback by Michelle Sloan (San Antonio, TX), who had 13 kills and Sarah Javdan-Inaloo (Pickens, SC) who contributed 12 kills and a .480 attacking percentage.
Head Coach Bill rude reflected on the positives after the match, “The girls showed a lot of character tonight coming back from a 2-0 deficit and were committed to defense with some great digs. Sarah (Javdan-Inaloo) played phenomenally in all areas and was a great emotional leader and Lauren Mueller (Foley, AL) really stepped it up for us as well”.
The All-Stars return to action this weekend as they play four games in Knoxville, TN against Augusta State, Lander, Charleston (WV) and UNC-Pembroke.
Converse 21 24 30 30 5 USC Upstate 30 30 20 28 15