Quakers top volleyball in LC's home opener

Mesa Willis and Amanda Wrightson attempt to block a Guilford attack.

Lynchburg, Va. -- Outside hitters Mesa Willis (Dabneys, Va.) and Sydney Frink (Chester, Va.) combined for 29 of the Lynchburg College volleyball team's 48 kills, but the Hornets dropped a tight 3-1 contest to visiting Guilford in both teams' Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener.

Willis piled up 16 kills and 10 digs for her fifth double-double of the season, and Frink hit a scalding .429 on her way to 13 kills.

Lauren Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va.) led the Hornets' back line with 18 digs.

Christian Ritter led the Quakers with 10 kills and 21 digs.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Guilford 3, Lynchburg 1 (25-23, 24-26, 25-22, 25-20)

Records: Guilford (6-2, 1-0 ODAC), Lynchburg (5-3, 0-1 ODAC)

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

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

- The Hornets led the first set, 20-19, before Guilford ripped off three straight points to take the lead for good.

- Lynchburg fought back after trailing in the second set, 22-16 and 24-21, to win it with five straight points. Frink had three kills in the run, and Lindsey Lang (Poquoson, Va.) clinched the set with one of her seven kills.

- The Quakers put away a back-and-forth third set with consecutive kills by middle Jessica Sheek.

- Lynchburg led the fourth, 20-12, before Guilford came storming back to win 13 of the final 16 points to take the match.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will defend home court again on Friday, this time against two-time defending conference champion Randolph-Macon (7-3, 1-0 ODAC). The CODE RED match begins at 7 p.m.

--LC--

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
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
Fri Sep 06
5:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
@ Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Gallaudet Tournament
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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
Sat Oct 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hampden-Sydney
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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
at Emory
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
Sat Oct 12
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at East. Mennonite
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