Lady Royals Fall To Maroons In Salem

Lady Royals Fall To Maroons In Salem
Despite leading all players with 11 kills, Tabitha Bowman and the Lady Royals lost in three.

With a chance to equal last season's win total and defeat Interim Coach Lauren Reznik's alma mater, the women's volleyball team came up just short Tuesday night in a 3-0 loss at Roanoke.

The Lady Royals quickly discovered Roanoke's presence at the net in game one and lost 25-16.

Eastern Mennonite's attack regrouped by game two and stepped up their play, but so did the Maroons.  Both teams hit .280 or better as the home team took a 25-20 decision.

Roanoke was on a roll in the third and grabbed a 25-19 clincher.

Senior Tabitha Bowman (Waynesboro, VA/Stuarts Draft) led the way for EMU with a match high 11 kills.  Kyla Moorefield (Danville, VA/Tunstall) added five kills and a pair of solo blocks.

Libero Brittany Childress (Gloucester, VA/Christchurch) topped all players with 12 digs.  Jessica Goertzen (Goessel, KS/Goessel) had 16 set assists while Sara Ritchie (Harrisonburg, VA/Turner Ashby) and Mattie Lehman (New Paris, IN/Bethany Christian) each had a pair of service aces.

The loss drops EMU to 3-7 overall and 0-1 in the ODAC after their conference opener.  The Lady Royals play their next four matches at home, starting this weekend with Randolph on Friday and Lynchburg on Saturday.