BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Albany State women’s volleyball team saw its hopes of a conference title dashed in the loser’s bracket of 2016 SIAC Women’s Volleyball Championship Tournament. After fighting hard the entire match, #4E ASU eventually dropped a pulsating 3-2 (16-25, 25-12, 25-12, 21-25 and 9-15) decision to #3E Benedict College and were eliminated from the tournament.

With the loss, the Lady Rams end their season with a 15-16 overall record. Benedict, which beat Albany State twice during the regular season, advances to meet the winner of the Clark Atlanta-Tuskegee winner.

Chelona Holmes and Brittianni Phillips each recorded 12 kills. Holmes also had nine digs. Justice Howard and Keonna Hobbs added eight kills apiece.

Setter Jahkishma Soto tallied 41 assists and eight digs. Libero Kiara Thompson led the team defensively with a game-high 21 digs.

Seniors Thompson and Kailyn Fuller played their final match for Albany State.

Aaliyah Lawson led Benedict with a game-high 18 kills, and V’Aira Harris recorded 14 kills and 14 digs. Setter Brianne had 36 assists, and Majda Cisic tallied 18 digs.

This article was written by Stan McCormick, the Director of Athletic Communications at Albany State University. This article is published here with permission.