Volleyball takes down Huntingdon in five-set thriller

Lynchburg won Saturday's match in five sets.

Greensboro, N.C. -- Lindsey Lang (Poquoson, Va.) piled up a team-high 13 kills, Mesa Willis (Dabneys, Va.) totaled 10 kills and 17 digs, and Lynchburg College's volleyball team won a five-set battle over the Hawks in their opening game of the Greensboro College tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Hornets libero Lauren Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va.) chipped in 14 digs, and senior middle Amanda Wrightson (Toms River, N.J.) spiked eight kills to go with a career-high 10 blocks in the winning effort.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 3, Huntingdon 2 (28-26, 15-25, 25-27, 25-22, 15-10)

Records: Lynchburg 3-2, Huntingdon 1-4

Venue: Hanes Gym, Greensboro College, Greensboro, N.C.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

- Lynchburg began the first set on a 5-0 run, but Huntingdon battled back to take the set to extra points. LC setter Lynn Walsh (Columbia, Md.) cinched the set with an ace. Lang, Wrightson, and Willis each had three kills in the opener.

- Huntingdon took a 2-1 lead after three sets thanks to strong play from Bria Rochelle, who finished with a match-high 16 kills.

- The Hornets broke open the fourth set on a 8-2 run midway through. Willis and Lang each had two kills in the barrage.

- LC dominated the deciding fifth, too, thanks to three kills by Lang. Sydney Frink (Chester, Va.) and Willis hammered a pair of kills to end the match.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets head back to Greensboro College on Sunday for matches with the host Pride and with Elizabeth City State.

--LC--