Volleyball drops a pair on opening day

Sydney Frink blocks an attack attempt in a volleyball game. Graphic showing final scores from today's matches.

Harrisonburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's volleyball team tipped off the season with a pair of matches at the Route 42 Classic, hosted by Eastern Mennonite University, in Harrisonburg, Va. The Hornets dropped a pair of 3-1 decisions to Salem and Catholic on the season's opening day.

Senior outside hitter Sydney Frink (Chester, Va.) and freshman outside hitter Emma Drake (Newsoms, Va.) each totaled 25 kills on the day and each notched a double-double on the day. Frink piled up 23 digs and Drake made 19.

Drake becomes the first Hornet to record double-digit kills in a season-opening match since Casey Parrish accomplished the feat in 2011.

Junior libero Lauren Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va.) led the team with 46 digs and five aces for the day.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Match 1 Final: Salem 3, Lynchburg 1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19)

Match 2 Final: Catholic 3, Lynchburg 1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-10, 25-23)

Records: Lynchburg 0-2, Catholic 2-0, Salem 1-0

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

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • Lynchburg began the season strong, battling to a 19-18 advantage in the first set before Salem ripped off a 7-0 run to seal the set.

  • The Hornets punched back in the second set, using a 17-6 extended run to take the set handily. Drake and sophomore middle Natalie Lavelle (Wilmington, Del.) each tallied four kills in the set.

  • Lynchburg rallied to erase a five-point deficit late in the third, but the Spirits finished strong and took control of the fourth.

  • Drake finished with 13 kills and 12 digs in the match, while Frink had a team-high 15. Sophomore setter Katie Cornelius (Manassas, Va.) totaled 40 assists in her Hornets debut, and Stanford had a match-high 32 digs and three aces.

Game 2

  • The Hornets started the second match of the day strong, jumping to a 5-2 advantage in set No. 1, but it didn't last. Catholic scored five straight points and didn't trail again in a 25-21 set victory. Drake continued her hot start with six kills in the frame.

  • With the second knotted at nine, Lynchburg scored eight of the next 10 points to take control of the set. Stanford had a pair of aces in the run.

  • Catholic took the momentum back in a big way in the third, rallying to a 25-10 victory, and then sealed the match in the fourth.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg will remain in Harrisonburg and at Eastern Mennonite for Saturday's Route 42 Classic action. The Hornets will get an early start with a 10 a.m. first serve against North Carolina Wesleyan, followed directly by a noon start vs. Marymount.

--LYN--

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at Hampden-Sydney
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at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
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