College Volleyball Finals – Greensboro 3, Guilford 0; Lynchburg 3, Guilford 1

Posted by Don Moore on September 5, 2008 at 8:37 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro, N.C. (9/5/08) – Guilford College dropped two matches Friday in the first day of the Greensboro College Invitational. The Quakers fell to the host Pride, 3-0, in the first match and later dropped a 3-1 decision to Lynchburg College. The setbacks move the Quakers’ record to 2-5.

In the opener, Greensboro claimed a 25-21, 25-22, 25-21 decision and improved to 3-2 on the year. Kacie Hyatt paced the Pride with 14 kills and four block assists. Sha McDuffie had 11 kills and hit .714 in the match. Amanda Wells also hit .714 and had 10 putaways. Kelsey Hargrove had 40 assists. The Quakers’ Anna Miller put away nine kills and had seven digs. Mary Moody (Asheboro, N.C.) had nine digs and a match-high three service aces.

Guilford challenged its Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival, Lynchburg, in its second match of the day, but the Hornets prevailed in their opening match. The final scores were 25-22, 26-24, 14-25, 25-17. Erin Heffelfinger (Chapel Hill, N.C.) had a team-best 11 kills and Elena Kritter added nine kills, plus 11 digs. Miller had 11 kills, 10 digs and three service aces for the Quakers. Shanika Tunnell added eight kills and two blocks. The Quakers’ Taylor Phillips had a match-high 32 assists and 11 digs.

Guilford concludes tournament play Saturday versus Piedmont at 10:00 a.m. and Oglethorpe at 4:00 p.m. The Quakers host Lynchburg Tuesday (9/9) in both teams’ ODAC opener.

Short Box Score (Match)
2008 Guilford College Volleyball
Guilford vs Greensboro (Sep 05, 2008 at Greensboro, N.C.)
Greensboro def. Guilford 25-21,25-22,25-21

Guilford (2-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Anna Miller 9-1-0; S. Blankenship 5-0-0; Emma Gunn 5-0-1; Laura Kopald 4-0-1; Shanika Tunnell 2-0-0; Mary Moody 2-3-0; Taylor Phillips 1-2-0; Bethany Hawks 0-1-0; Totals 28-7-1.0. (Assists) – Taylor Phillips 21. (Dig leaders) – Mary Moody 9; Anna Miller 7

Greensboro (3-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) – HYATT, Kacie 14-1-4; MCDUFFIE, Sha 11-0-3; WELLS, Amanda 10-0-1; RIFFANACHT, Karen 5-1-2; HENDRIX, Stacy 2-0-2; GARTON, Chelsea 1-3-0; HARGROVE, Kelsey 0-2-3; Totals 43-7-7.5. (Assists) – HARGROVE, Kelsey 40. (Dig leaders) – MCDUFFIE, Sha 6; THOMPSON, Emily 6

Site: Greensboro, N.C. (Hanes Gym)
Date: Sep 05, 2008 Attend: 100 Time: 1:18
Referees:
Greensboro College Invitational

Short Box Score (Match)
2008 Guilford College Volleyball
Guilford vs Lynchburg (Sep 05, 2008 at Greensboro, N.C.)
Lynchburg def. Guilford 25-22,26-24,14-25,25-17

Guilford (2-5) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Anna Miller 11-3-1; Shanika Tunnell 8-0-2; Courtney Kozar 6-0-0; Emma Gunn 5-0-1; S. Blankenship 3-0-0; Mary Moody 2-0-0; Taylor Phillips 2-0-0; Laura Kopald 1-2-0;
Totals 38-5-3.0. (Assists) – Taylor Phillips 32. (Dig leaders) – Bethany Hawks 15; Taylor Phillips 11; Anna Miller 10
Lynchburg (3-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Erin Heffelfinger 11-1-0; Elena Kritter 9-1-0; Chelsea Jones 6-2-1; Ashley Stokes 5-0-1; Michelle Boucher 3-0-0; Jasmine Murphy 3-0-1; Savannah Tinsley 1-3-0; Kristina Giordano 0-3-0; Totals 38-10-3.0. (Assists) – Kristina Giordano 23. (Dig leaders) – Savannah Tinsley 11; Elena Kritter 11

Site: Greensboro, N.C. (Hanes Gym)
Date: Sep 05, 2008 Attend: 45 Time: 1:40
Referees: Tony Hill, Bill Sherrill
Nonconference game, Greensboro College Tournament


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