Volleyball sweeps Hollins at home

Lynchburg volleyball players celebrate a point.

Lynchburg, Va. -- The Lynchburg College volleyball team overcame a slow first set on Wednesday evening to defeat visiting Hollins in straight sets, 25-18, 25-15, 25-9, thanks in large part to 11 Hornets service aces.

Sydney Frink (Chester, Va.) notched a game-high 11 kills, Lauren Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va.) dug out 14 Hollins attacks, and Lynn Walsh (Columbia, Md.) made 19 assists for the Hornets, which have now won three straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference matches.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 3, Hollins 0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-9)

Records: Lynchburg (8-4, 3-2 ODAC), Hollins (5-9, 0-5 ODAC)

Venue: Turner Gymnasium, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

- Lynchburg got out to a 10-4 lead in the first set, but the Hornets faltered from there. Hollins cut the deficit to 14-12 with a run before the LC offense got going. A 7-0 run put the set out of reach.

- Maral Tsolmon (Alexandria, Va.) boosted the Hornets out front in the second, serving three straight aces as LC jumped out to a 6-0 advantage. Lynchburg ended the set on a 9-1 tear.

- The Hornets showed off their serving prowess again in the third. Katie Heenan (Nokesville, Va.) presided over an 11-point barrage, which included four aces from the sophomore. She finished with a career-high five aces. Disa Haugsdahl (Warrenton, Va.) cinched the match with yet another LC ace.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will look to make it four straight ODAC wins when they travel to Roanoke College on Friday.

--LC--