Southwestern volleyball upped its reocrd to 9-7 on the season and evened its mark in the Ohio River Valley Conference with a 3-0 win over Shawe on Friday in Hanover.

The Rebels turned back the Hilltoppers 25-19, 25-14, 26-24.

"We had our ups and downs tonight," Southwestern coach Chris Johnson said. "I thought sets one and two were decent for us. Our defense was good and we didn't have many mistakes through the first two sets. Then set three began and we really fell apart. We had eight errors in the first 11 points to Shawe.

"I think the third set was a combination of losing our focus some before the set started and then getting anxious about our own ability to come back," Johnson added. "I had a feeling in the huddle between sets two and three that we were too relaxed. But I will give credit to our girls, they listened to the game plan at the end of the set and chipped away one point at a time and pulled out the win."

Karli Long had 13 kills on 25-for-25 hitting for Southwestern with a block, and two aces on 13-for-14 serving with six digs. Skyla Judkins had six kills on 21-for-24 hitting and nine digs and Katie Conover was 16-for-17 passing with 13 digs.

"(Shawe) did a nice job keeping the ball alive and keeping the pressure on us," Johnson said.

Southwestern hosts Madison on Tuesday for the Fifth annual Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Match.

"We are asking all Southwestern and Madison fans to wear pink in support of breast cancer research," Johnson said. "Shirts will be available for sale at the game."

Shawe plays Heron (Ohio) Christian and Christian Academy today in New Albany.