Just 24 hours after starting its first season in 32 years, the Columbus State women's volleyball team finds itself 3-0 after winning a pair of matches Saturday, one against Fort Valley State, the other against Limestone College.
The Lady Cougars defeated Johnson C. Smith in straight sets Friday.
Not only does this give CSU the aforementioned 3-0 record, the team has yet to lose a set, winning all three matches played in the CSU-Hughston Clinic Invitational in straight sets.
The Lady Cougars played the early match against Limestone College. CSU won 25-22, 25-13, 25-21. In the nightcap the Lady Cougars downed Fort Valley State 25-11, 25-13, 25-7.
In the three games played in the invitational CSU outscored its opponents 225 to 137.
Against Limestone College Erika Gelzinyte led the offensive attack with 12 kills.
She also had one ace, three assists and five digs. Next was Katie Poole with four aces, nine kills and 10 digs.
Rounding out the offensive leaders were Megan Frame with five aces, five kills and a dig, Kaitlyn Tatum with four kills and one dig and Andrea Skipor with four kills and two digs.
Ivana Kazic had 15 assists, and Kierston Smith had 14 assists and three aces.
Gelzinyte once again led the team in kills (with nine) against Fort Valley State in the nightcap. She also had six digs.
Frame had two aces, seven kills and two digs, Mary McCarty totaled seven kills and one dig, and McKenzie Bragg had five kills and two digs.
Smith came in with 16 assists, two aces and three digs, and Kazic added nine assists, four aces, two kills and a dig.
The Lady Cougars will have a rematch at Fort Valley State in their next game, set for Wednesday starting at 7 p.m.