ORANGEBURG, SC (October 24, 2022) – The Claflin Lady Panthers (11-8, 5-8 CIAA) could not quite seem to get things going when the team took a four-set loss to the Saint Augustine’s Falcons (7-7, 7-7 CIAA), Monday evening. The Lady Panthers put up a strong fight, but the team could not find a way to consistently get the points they needed the Falcons.

As a team, the Lady Panthers struggled to put points on the scoreboard in the tough loss. The Lady Panthers totaled just 40 kills in the 25-12, 24-26, 21-25, and 17-25 loss. Claflin senior outside hitter Simone Newell led the way for the team with another double-double 12 kills and 16 digs in the match. Senior Mya Broom added seven kills with three total blocks (none solo). Defensively, freshman setter Me’Auhre Lewis added 13 digs while sophomore libero Jasmine Kirkland added 12 digs. Junior Taneja Robinson added three total blocks (one solo).

With the loss, the Lady Panthers fall to 11-8 overall and 5-8 in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play. The team will return to the road for their next action as they will take on the Winston-Salem State University Rams, Thursday. For more information on Lady Panthers volleyball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to

Lady Panthers Volleyball vs. Virginia State at CIAA Volleyball Round Up
 Saint Augustine’s 7-7, 7-7 CIAA
Claflin 11-8, 5-8 CIAA
Set Scores
Saint Augustine’s12262525(3)