Benedict sweeps Morehouse to earn first win in program history

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Benedict achieved a program milestone thanks to opposite Donovan Wilmott.

Wilmott led all players with a season-high 12 kills on a .563 attack percentage as Benedict swept Morehouse 25-13, 25-19, 25-18 for its first win in program history on Friday in Columbia, South Carolina.

Both Benedict (1-5, 1-1 SIAC) and Morehouse (0-3, 0-1 SIAC) are among the six first-year programs from the SIAC. Benedict entered this conference match on a five-match losing streak to open the season, while Morehouse had lost its first two matches.

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Wilmott was one of four Benedict players with more than five kills against Morehouse.

Freshman middle attacker Deā€™Andrae Taylor finished with eight kills on a .583 attack percentage. Outside attacker Ras Jesse Delancy also had seven kills and outside attacker Benjamin Attles contributed six kills.

Benedict out-hit Morehouse .226 to negative-.102, including limiting Morehouse to a negative-.318 attack percentage in a 12-point opening game win.

Libero Clint Forbes in the victory led all players defensively with 11 digs.

Morehouse did not have a player finish with more than three kills against Benedict.