EMORY, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University volleyball team traveled on the road to Emory & Henry and defeated the Wasps (4-10, 1-3), 3-1, and then swept Guilford in straight sets to move to 9-5 on the year and a perfect 4-0 in ODAC play.
Match 1- After dropping the first set by a score of 30-28, VWU rattled off three straight set victories to get back in the win column after dropping back to back non-conference matches over the week.
The Marlins started off the second set strong, jumping out to a 10-1 lead, including two service aces from Sarah Brush and did not look back. The two teams battled back and forth in the third set, but the Marlins were able to push ahead and win the last three points, finished off by a Sydney Collins kill.
The two squads once again battled back and forth in the fourth set as the teams were tied 25-25, until a Kristina Scott kill gave the Marlins a point lead, then Collins and Doniesha Hall block sealed the victory.
Match 2- Virginia Wesleyan cruised to a straight set victory, defeating Guilford 25-17, 25-21, 25-17.
The Marlins once again started strong by going up 10-4 in the first set, led by three kills from Kristina Scott and two kills from Amber Matalus. Lauren Topper sealed the first set victory for the Marlins with the kill off of a Katie Costin assist, one of Costin's 15 for the match.
VWU controlled the majority of the second and third sets, as the Quakers were unable to pull away from the Marlins when it got close. Amber Matalus had 3 blocks, while Syndey Collins, Topper and Scott each registered a pair of blocks to pace the Marlin defense.
Meghan Wood tallied 20 assists to her name as she continues to climb the VWU record books, currently in 8th place for career assists with 1,065.
Virginia Wesleyan heads on the road for their next matchup, an ODAC match up with Randolph-Macon College on October 3 at 7p.m.