WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – After a nearly two hour delay to the start of the final match in the NCAA South Region First Round, the top-seeded Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish swept Kentucky State University in straight sets, 25-16, 25-9, 25-17.
The Sailfish (27-4) never trailed in the match and jumped out to a 14-0 lead to start the second set as they cruised to a first round win over the Thorobrettes (25-13).
PBA was led by freshman Ally Rohn’s 12 kills and 11 assists. Rohn hit .476 for the match with just two errors as the team clubbed .312 for the match including a .500 clip in the second set. She was followed in the kill category by her older sister, Faith, who picked up 11 kills with zero errors and hit .458. The elder Rohn also collected 12 digs.
KSU was led by Micah Rogers with 8 kills. Anjelique Kyle had 13 assists and Kiara Rivera recorded a team high 16 digs.
The top four seeds all advanced on the first day of competition as No. 3 Florida Southern defeated North Alabama 3-1 in the first match of the day. No. 2 seed Tampa also advanced after a 3-0 sweep of Eckerd. The Mocs and Spartans will square off for the third time this season in the first semifinal on Friday at 5 p.m.
The Palm Beach Atlantic-Kentucky State match was delayed for nearly two hours before the start of the match after water was found leaking on the court from the roof prior to the start of the match. The problem was resolved and the floor was dried prior to the teams taking the court and competing.