LEXINGTON, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University volleyball team split its tri-match Saturday afternoon on the campus of Washington and Lee. The squad downed Hollins 3-1 before dropping a 3-0 match to the host Generals. With the results, the Marlins are now 14-8 on the season and will finish with a conference record of 9-3.
MATCH 1: VWU – 3 HOLLINS – 1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-14, 25-15)
The first two sets were played rather tight with it going to a few points at the very ending splitting them between the two sides. The Marlins then caught some fire in the final two sets, keeping Hollins to under a .030 hitting percentage in each set.
Three players finished the match with double-digit kills including Doneisha Hall who had 18 and a kill percentage of .469. Also pitching in were Kristina Soctt and Amber Matalus who each came aaway with 10.
In the back row, a multitude of different Marlins dealt out solid performances with Alyssa Taylor picking up a team-high 16 digs. Hall would register 11 to give her a double-double.
MATCH 2: W&L – 3 VWU – 0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-18)
The Marlins struggled to get things going in this game, earning only its second straight-set loss of the season. Lauren Topper performed well from the right side, clocking eight kills but the team could only usher out a kill percentage of .164.
Sarah Brush had a decent outing in the back row, registering a team-high 13 digs to bring her two-match total to 21 on the day.
Volleyball will return to action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday as the team travels to North Carolina Wesleyan University for a non-conference bout.