Volleyball splits opening day at Eastern Mennonite tournament

Lynchburg's volleyball team bested Mary Baldwin but lost its season-opener to Methodist on Friday.

Harrisonburg, Va. -- Lynchburg College's volleyball team split its first two matches of the 2017 season, falling to Methodist and sweeping Mary Baldwin on the first competition day of the year.

The Hornets got 22 kills from senior outside Mesa Willis (Dabneys, Va.) on the day, and Lauren Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va.) led the back row with 35 digs over the two matches.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Match 1: Methodist 3, Lynchburg 1 (25-23, 17-25, 25-17, 26-24)

Match 2: Lynchburg 3, Mary Baldwin 0 (25-7, 25-5, 25-10)

Venue: Yoder Arena, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Methodist used efficient offense to win the day, hitting over .230 in both the first and third sets.

  • Lynchburg's Mesa Willis had a big start to her senior campaign, hitting .275 in the season-opening match with 15 kills. She also had 10 digs in the loss.

  • The Hornets heated up against Mary Baldwin in their nightcap, making just 11 attack errors in the entire match. Lynchburg hitters boasted a .458 clip in the first set.

  • Sophomore middle Disa Haugsdaul (Warrenton, Va.) found a groove with her serve, totaling seven aces against Mary Baldwin.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets (1-1) will stay in Harrisonburg for another pair of contests on Saturday. They'll take on

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Fri Aug 30
at Liberty University Challenge
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Fri Aug 30
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
5:30 PM
Bryn Mawr
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Aug 31
10:00 AM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Aug 31
2:00 PM
Catholic
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
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Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational
Sun Sep 08
4:30 PM
Regent
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
7:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
7:00 PM
Oglethorpe
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Lynchburg
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Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sun Sep 01
3:00 PM
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sat Sep 07
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
2:00 PM
Kalamazoo
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Emory
@ Demorest, Ga. Piedmont Invitational
Sun Sep 15
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Piedmont
Piedmont Invitational
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
4:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
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