Volleyball Splits Its Pair In Arlington

Volleyball Splits Its Pair In Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University volleyball team split its two games at the Marymount University on Saturday, taking down Wheaton College in straight sets before falling to the host Saints, 3-0, in match two. With the day's results, VWU is now 4-3 on the season.


MATCH 1: VWU - 3 WHEATON - 0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-15)

The Marlins seemed to get better each game, taking their opponent down by more and more points every set. Efficiency was the name of the game on offense with the squad only comitting six attacking errors all match. Doneisha Hall did the most damage, registering a team-high 10 kills. Also chipping in was Kristina Scott with nine and Elizabeth Britton with 8.

Setting duties were split pretty evenly amongst the two Marlin setters with Meghan Wood recording 15 assists and Katie Costin 12.

Defensively, the squad dominated at the net with five players coming away with at least one block. Sydney Collins had a monster day, accruing two solo blocks and five block assists. On the backline, Alyssa Taylor and Wood each had 12 digs.


MATCH 2: MARYMOUNT - 3 VWU - 0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-19)

The offense slowed a bit in the second match of the day with Amber Matalus' nine leading the squad. Following close behind was Scott with eight though.

Wood once again handled the majority of the setting duties, picking up 14 over the three sets.

Britton played well defensively for the team as her 17 digs eclipsed her previous career record by five. Taylor also pitched in from the libero position, coming away with 16 digs.

Volleyball will return to the court at 7 p.m. on Tuesday as the team opens up its Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play with a home match against Eastern Mennonite.