Marlins Rebound with Four Set Victory over SVU
BUENA VISTA, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan College volleyball team rebounded for a 25-21, 25-27, 25-14, 25-20 victory over Southern Virginia University Friday night in non-conference action.
The Marlins have now won 13 of their previous 14 matches after dropping a three set decision to Randolph-Macon College on Wednesday night. The win Friday was head coach Andrea Hoover's 199th victory of her career.
The first set went back and forth, with ties up until the 15-15 mark, but two SVU errors and a kill by Rosalind Ludovici put the Marlins ahead for good.
Virginia Wesleyan led 24-22 in the second set, but the Knights scored on five of the next six points to even the match. The Marlins would respond in the third, going up 6-0 on kills by Barrett and Dare Wright. That run took SVU out of the set as Virginia Wesleyan cruised to the 25-14 win.
Southern Virginia led 6-4 in the final set, its only lead of the game, but five straight errors gave the Marlins the edge for good.
Hannah Phillips had 12 kills for Southern Virginia (5-19) while Valerie Baety posted 31 assists and Ofa Moa-Sam fong added 29 digs.
Virginia Wesleyan (22-7), ranked sixth in this week's NCAA Division III regional standings, will face another regionally ranked team as the University of Mary Washington (17-6) comes to Virginia Beach on Tuesday at 6 p.m.