CHARLESTON, South Carolina – Senior Darcy Dorton tallied a match-high 14 kills and hit .379 to lead College of Charleston to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-17) sweep of visiting UNCW in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action Saturday at TD Arena.

The Cougars improved to 18-4 overall and remained undefeated in league play as they moved to 8-0. The Seahawks, meanwhile, slipped to 14-8 and 3-5.

“College of Charleston did a great job of serving us tough and we failed to find a good rhythm offensively,” said UNCW Head Coach Amy Bambenek. “Meredith played great at the net in producing kills and blocks, which helped keep us close in the first two sets. Our goal from here is to commit to getting better each day in the weeks to come and prepare hard for our next matches.”

Dorton’s performance highlighted a College of Charleston attack that combined for 46 kills and a .304 hitting percentage for the match. Dorton was the only Cougar to reach double figures as junior Sloane White chipped in eight spikes while senior Emily Neideffer added seven. Redshirt junior Kallie McKown and senior Taeler Davis dished out 21 assists apiece. Junior Andi Zbojniewicz notched 13 digs and Davis added 11 to finish with a double-double.

Senior Christi Laite tallied nine kills and sophomore Meredith Peacock added seven spikes on the strength of a .438 hitting percentage to lead UNCW. Peacock also added 11 total blocks (two solo) as the Seahawks combined for 11.5 total blocks for the match.

With the score tied at 8-all midway through the first frame, College of Charleston used an 8-3 spurt to break the deadlock and build a 16-11 cushion. The Seahawks responded with six of the next seven points to pull within one, 17-16, but a 6-2 spurt put the Cougars ahead, 22-18. UNCW once again battled back to make it a one-point game, 22-21, only to see College of Charleston tally the final three points to post a 25-21 victory and take a 1-0 lead.

College of Charleston carried the momentum into the second set, racing out to a 15-9 lead before the Seahawks responded with 12 of the next 18 points to tie the match at 21-all. The Cougars once again pulled away late, tallying four of the final five points, highlighted by a pair of kills from White, to record a 25-22 victory and build a 2-0 cushion.

In the third set, College of Charleston used a 10-5 run to break open a 4-3 contest and build a 14-8 cushion. UNCW battled back with four, 14-10, but the Cougars responded with 11 of the final 18 points for a 25-17 triumph and the match.

Both teams continue league play Nov. 1 with home contests. UNCW hosts Towson while College of Charleston entertains Delaware. Start time for both matches is set for 7 p.m.