October 31, 2012

W&L Volleyball Blanks Roanoke, 3-0, in ODAC Quarterfinals

LEXINGTON, Va. — With four players recording at least 10 kills, the Washington and Lee volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 victory over Roanoke at the Warner Center on Wednesday in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

With the second-seeded Generals' (24-9) 25-22, 25-15, 25-14 win over the seventh-seeded Maroons (16-15), W&L advances to the ODAC semifinals on Saturday and will play third-seeded Bridgewater. The match will be played at top-seeded Randolph-Macon.

Against Roanoke, junior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John's), sophomore middle blocker Katie Toomb (Lebanon, Ore./Lebanon), first-year outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) and first-year right-side hitter Maddie Kosar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Gilmour Academy) each had double-digit kills. Boles led the team with 15 kills, and she also had a double-double with 12 digs.

Kosar and Lausberg also each notched double-doubles. Kosar had 10 kills on just 16 attempts for a .562 hitting percentage and 10 digs. Lausberg totaled 11 kills and a team-high 15 digs. Toomb had 10 kills on 15 attempts for a match-high .667 hitting percentage.

Junior setter Meghan Meleski (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) had 26 assists to lead the Generals. First-year libero Kasey Cannon (North Wales, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy) added 13 digs.

First-year outside hitter Macey Tyrie (Daleville, Va./Lord Botetourt) led the Maroons with seven kills, and sophomore libero Mackenzie Tyree (Daleville, Va./Lord Botetourt) led the team with 14 digs. W&L hit .315 as a team, and held Roanoke to a .095 team hitting percentage.

The Generals play Bridgewater on Saturday in the ODAC semifinals with the time to be determined. The Eagles defeated sixth-seeded Emory & Henry to advance.

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