College Volleyball Results – Guilford Splits on First Day of Greensboro Invitational

Posted by Don Moore on September 10, 2011 at 6:57 am under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College’s volleyball team went the distance in both of its matches Friday at the Greensboro College Invitational. The Quakers rallied past the host Pride, 3-2, in their first match, and fell to league-rival Roanoke College, 3-2, in their second match.

The host Pride pulled out a 33-31 third-set win to open a 2-1 edge in the day’s first contest, but Guilford bounced back with a 25-22 win in the fourth set and scored a 15-10 triumph in the decisive fifth set. Quakers’ senior Emma Gunn had a career-high 19 kills on .576 hitting, both Guilford season highs, to pace the Quakers’ offense. Fellow middle blocker Malikah French also turned in a career-high with 17 putaways on .517 hitting. Taylor Whitley had a career-best 51 assists. Laura Kopald added 11 kills, including three in the decisive fifth set.

Guilford (2-4) won two of the first three sets against Roanoke College (2-3), including a 22-13 triumph in the third set. The Maroons rallied behind strong play from Sarah Long (16 kills) and Sam Klosterman (15 kills) to win the fourth set, 25-18, before pulling out a 20-18 win in the fifth set. Guilford trailed, 13-8, in the fifth set, but reeled off six of the next seven points. Roanoke staved off four match points in the final set, thanks in part to three kills and three digs by Kelsey Largen.

Kopald led Guilford with 14 kills and no errors, which contributed to a .359 hitting percentage. Brittany DeCesare had 11 kills and three service aces. Mary Moody also had 11 putaways. Taylor Phillips led all students with 31 digs.

The Quakers close out tournament play Saturday (9/10) with matches against Piedmont College (10 am) and Peace College (4 pm).

Short Box Score (Match)
2011 Guilford College Volleyball
Guilford vs Greensboro (Sep 09, 2011 at Greensboro, NC)

Guilford def. Greensboro 22-25,25-9,31-33,25-22,15-10

Guilford (2-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Emma Gunn 19-0-4; Malikah French 17-4-3; Laura Kopald 11-5-1; Brittany DeCesare 8-1-1; Mary Moody 7-1-3; Taylor Whitley 3-2-2; Taylor Phillips 1-0-0; Totals 66-13-7.0.
(Assists) – Taylor Whitley 51.
(Dig leaders) – Taylor Phillips 28; Taylor Whitley 13; Mary Moody 12; Laura Kopald 11; Brittany DeCesare 8

Greensboro (1-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Bonnie Widenhouse 25-1-1; Dallas Hasty 13-0-1; Caitlyn Sylvia 8-0-2; Dana Sandknap 7-0-0; Morgan Hooks 6-0-1; Heather Taylor 2-0-1; Danielle Simpson 1-0-0; Siarra Cates 0-2-0; Totals 62-3-3.0.
(Assists) – Dana Sandknap 38.
(Dig leaders) – Danielle Simpson 25; Bonnie Widenhouse 15; Dallas Hasty 12; Dana Sandknap 11; Siarra Cates 9

Site: Greensboro, NC (Hanes Gym)
Date: Sep 09, 2011
Attend: 75
Time: 2:10
Referees: Greg Fletcher, Doug Fagan

Greensboro College Invitational

Short Box Score (Match)
2011 Guilford College Volleyball
Roanoke vs Guilford (Sep 09, 2011 at Greensboro, NC)

Roanoke def. Guilford 21-25,25-22,13-25,25-21,20-18

Roanoke (2-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Sarah Long 16-2-3; Samantha Klostermann 15-0-2; Kelsey Largen 10-1-2; Rachel Hawkins 9-0-3; Shannon Stone 2-1-0; Mackenzie Allen 2-1-1; Jordan Haga 0-1-0; Totals 54-6-7.0.
(Assists) – Shannon Stone 36.
(Dig leaders) – Mackenzie Allen 20; Shannon Stone 14; Sarah Long 14; Kelsey Largen 13; Molly Taylor 9; Rachel Hawkins 8

Guilford (2-5) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Laura Kopald 14-0-3; Mary Moody 11-0-2; Brittany DeCesare 11-3-0; Emma Gunn 9-0-4; Malikah French 7-6-3; Taylor Whitley 3-1-0; Taylor Phillips 2-0-0; Totals 57-10-7.0.
(Assists) – Taylor Whitley 47.
(Dig leaders) – Taylor Phillips 31; Taylor Whitley 12; Mary Moody 12; Meredith Foscue 8

Site: Greensboro, NC (Hanes Gym)
Date: Sep 09, 2011
Attend: 75
Time: 2:15
Referees: Greg Fletcher, Doug Fagan

Greensboro Invitational Tournament


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