Volleyball Women Drop A Pair At Marymount Tri-Match

Lynae Fry (14) had four ace serces and two block assists against Marymount.
Lynae Fry (14) had four ace serces and two block assists against Marymount.

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.