October 1, 2011

Volleyball Women Drop A Pair At Marymount Tri-Match

After besting last year's win total Thursday at Ferrum, the Lady Royals remained out of the conference.  Eastern Mennonite tangled up with Marymount and Saint Vincent Saturday at a tri-match in Arlington, VA, and came home with a pair of losses.

Marymount 3, Eastern Mennonite 0
The women first took on the host Saints, and dropped a three-set match.  Marymount controlled game one, 25-13, and won the final two as well, although the scores were closer at 25-22 and 25-20.

Freshman Sara Ritchie (Harrisonburg, VA/Turner Ashby) led the way with 11 kills.  She also had a solo block and a block assist, and was one of three Lady Royals with seven digs.  Tabitha Bowman (Waynesboro, VA/Stuarts Draft) added seven kills.

Sophomore Lynae Fry (Archbold, OH/Pettisville) had a match high four service aces along with two block assists.  Setter Mattie Lehman (New Paris, IN/Bethany Christian) had 22 assists and seven digs.  Brittany Childress (Gloucester, VA/Christchurch) also had seven digs.

Saint Vincent 3, Eastern Mennonite 0
EMU then stepped right back onto the court to take on the talented Bearcats.  Saint Vincent took three wins at 25-17, 25-14 and 25-18.

The women struggled to get their attack going, but were led by a match high 10 kills from Bowman.  Jessica Goertzen (Goessel, KS/Goessel) was the only other Lady Royal with a positive attack percentage.  She finished with three kills, a service ace and two block assists.

Kayla Smeltzer (Richmond, VA/Maggie L. Wagner) added a pair of block assists and Lehman had 19 assists and a service ace.  Childress had seven digs and an ace.

Eastern Mennonite slips to 5-13 with the non-conference losses.  They return to the ODAC for three road matches next week, starting with Randolph-Macon on Wednesday.