Volleyball splits the day in Lexington

Lindsey Lang takes a break during a volleyball match.

Lexington, Va.--  The University of Lynchburg volleyball split the day Saturday with a 3-1 loss against Washington and Lee in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference match and a big 3-2 win in a non-conference match against Stevenson.

Washington and Lee opened the day with a 25-16,25-15, 23-25, 25-23 victory. The Hornets picked things up in the afternoon and defeated Stevenson, 25-20, 28-26, 17-25, 19-25, 15-9.

Junior outside Sydney Frink (Chester, Va.) led the pack with 24 kills at the net, 18 digs, and assisted in six blocks between the two matches. Junior right side Lindsey Lang (Poquoson, Va.) had a big second match with a team-high 18 kills. Junior setter Erin Farina (Crozet, Va.) tallied 58 assists, 19 digs, and three service aces.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Match 1 Final: Washington and Lee 3, Lynchburg 1 (25-16,25-15, 23-25, 25-23)

Match 2 Final: Lynchburg 3, Stevenson (25-20, 28-26, 17-25, 19-25, 15-9)

Records: Lynchburg (8-9, 3-3 ODAC), Washington and Lee (10-8, 7-1 ODAC), Stevenson 11-10

Venue: Duchossois Center, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Match 1

  • Washington and Lee took the first two sets from the Hornets, 25-16 and 25-15.

  • Lynchburg fell behind in the third set 21-16 but battled back to score the last five points and take the chapter, 25-23.

  • The Hornets fell behind, 23-19, and Washington and Lee took the final set, 25-23.

 

Match 2

  • Lynchburg jumped on an early lead against Stevenson, which payed of giving the Hornets a 25-20 win.

  • Half way through the second set Lynchburg was down 14-9, but closed the gap after a six point rally with junior middle Disa Haugsdahl (Warrenton, Va.) behind the service line. Lynchburg carried the momentum and won the set, 28-26.

  • Stevenson battled against the ropes, taking the next two sets to force a deciding fifth.

  • The Hornets jumped out to a 10-1 lead in the fifth before Stevenson went on the attack. Lynchburg held the Mustangs off, and Frink put down the kill to end it at 15-9.

  • Farina came up with her second double-double of the season in the match, pairing 42 assists with 11 digs.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will be back home Tuesday, Oct. 9 to face off with Randolph-Macon in Turner Gymnasium at 7 p.m.

--LYN--