The Brenau volleyball outlasted Allen (SC) College in a five-set thriller to earn their third conference win of the season on Tuesday in Gainesville.
In a back and forth battle, the Yellow Jackets came out aggressive and won the first set 25-20, however, the Golden Tigers answered with a strong 25-18 second set victory to even the match 1-1. The visitors responded with another 25-20 score to take the third set and a 2-1 lead.
The hotly contested fourth frame had neither team gaining more than a two-point lead at any point in the set. With the score at 22-22, Nitaira Wilkes set freshman Delanie Smith for her first kill of the match to give the Golden Tigers a one-point lead. After a block from Taliyah Mose-Manning and Haley Ponder increased the Brenau lead to 24-22, Allen answered with a kill to narrow the score to 24-23. However, an error by Andjela Cutovic ended the Yellow Jacket comeback and evened the match at 2-2.
In the final set, the Golden Tigers dominated the set to run away with a 15-7 victory.
The Golden Tigers outhit the Yellow Jackets .244 to .202 and committed 10 less errors in the match.
Brenau (4-13 overall, 3-3 AAC) next travels to Middle Georgia State University on Tuesday for a 7 pm non-conference matchup in Macon, Ga.