Volleyball wins opening pair at Alfred Tournament

Mesa Willis celebrates a kill.

Alfred, N.Y. -- After a long trip northward, the Lynchburg College volleyball program battled to a hard-fought 3-2 win over Lycoming and followed it later Friday evening with a dominant performance in a sweep of host Alfred State.

Senior outside Mesa Willis (Dabneys, Va.) led the way with 23 kills on the day, and Lynn Walsh (Columbia, Md.) made 33 assists and served up eight aces.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final, Match 1: Lynchburg 3, Lycoming 2 (25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 24-26, 15-12)

Final, Match 2: Lynchburg 3, Alfred State 0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-16)

Records: Lynchburg 12-5, Lycoming 13-13, Alfred State 5-14

Venue: Orvis Activities Center, Alfred State College, Alfred, N.Y.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

- Lynchburg took the first set of the first match against Lycoming, 25-21, and the two teams traded the next four. Jalissa Linz (York, Pa.) piled up a career-high 13 kills, and Willis added 12.

- Linz and Amanda Wrightson (Toms River, N.J.) blocked an attack to seal the match in the fifth, following another Wrightson block that gave Lynchburg a two-point advantage.

- In the nightcap against host Alfred State, the Hornets left much less to chance. Willis racked up a team-high 11 kills while LC hit .277 as a team.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will stay in the Empire State for another pair of matches across town at Alfred University, where they will take on the Saxons and Houghton College.

--LC--

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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
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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
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@ Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Gallaudet Tournament
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7:00 PM
Roanoke
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Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
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@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational
Sun Sep 08
4:30 PM
Regent
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Wed Sep 11
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Mary Washington
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Fri Sep 13
7:00 PM
Oglethorpe
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Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
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at Chris. Newport
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1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
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6:00 PM
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at Roanoke
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4:00 PM
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at Bridgewater (Va.)
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3:00 PM
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@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
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Maryville (Tenn.)
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Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
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2:00 PM
Kalamazoo
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
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at Emory
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at Piedmont
Piedmont Invitational
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