ORANGEBURG, SC (October 9, 2023) – The Claflin Lady Panthers (7-5, 3-4 CIAA) gave a strong effort, but the team could not get their offense going in a three-set loss to the Fayetteville State Broncos (9-10, 6-1 CIAA), Monday evening. The Lady Panthers had some solid defense throughout the match despite falling, 22-25, 21-25, and 20-25.
The Lady Panthers had to rely on a solid defensive effort as their offense struggled against the Bronco defense. As a team, the Lady Panthers managed just 16 kills in the match. Claflin freshman outside hitter Caytlyn Sanford led the Lady Panthers attack with five kills. Senior middle blocker Taneja Robinson made a return to action with four kills. The team benefited from a strong service game with junior setter Jakeya Paylor adding a pair of service aces.
With the loss, the Lady Panthers fall to 7-5 overall and 3-4 in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play. The team will return to action this weekend when they take part in the CIAA Volleyball Round Up. For more information on Lady Panthers volleyball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 log on to www.athletics.claflin.edu.