LEXINGTON, Va. – Guilford College’s volleyball team split two matches at Washington and Lee University Saturday. The Quakers fell to the host Generals, 3-0, in an ODAC contest, but came back to sweep Frostburg State University, 3-0, later in the day.
Washington and Lee (15-3, 6-0 ODAC) pulled out a 25-17, 26-24, 25-20 win in Saturday’s first match. The league-leading Generals rallied from a 7-1 deficit in the first game and came back from a 23-21 deficit in the second game. Washington and Lee opened a 17-9 edge in the final set, only to see the Quakers (9-10, 3-3 ODAC) get back to within 22-20 before the hosts reeled off the match’s final three points.
Meg Guignon paced the Generals with a match-high 13 kills and added 13 digs. She also had two service aces. Allison Webb chipped in with 10 putaways on .318 hitting and also had two blocks. Ashleigh Meade added eight kills, 13 digs and three service aces. Anna Soroka (19) and Elena West (18) combined for 37 assists and Elly Cosgrove picked up 15 digs.
Casey Davis led a balanced Guilford attack with seven kills and a match-best 21 digs. Morgan Tompkins added five putaways, two aces and two blocks. Tina Eucker contributed 18 assists and Christian Ritter had 16 digs.
Eucker led the way in the second game, a 25-17, 25-19, 27-25 nonconference victory. She had a match-best 31 assists, plus two kills, an ace and a block. Davis (11 kills, nine digs) and Tompkins (9 kills) also made key contributions, along with rookie Jasmine Gaines, who totaled eighth kills on .400 hitting. Ritter cleaned up on the back row with 15 digs and Sydney Stilwell chipped in three service aces.
Guilford overcame an early 10-5 deficit in the opening game and closed the set on an 8-1 run that included two Stilwell aces. Frostburg had a 16-11 lead in the second game, but saw their hitting turn south, which helped Guilford close with a 14-3 run. The Bobcats (8-13) served for the third game at 25-24, but a hitting error followed by two Gaines’ kills clinched the Quakers’ win.
Coach Emily Gann’s Quakers visits league-rival Hollins University Thursday (10/8) at 6:30 p.m.