October 5, 2013

Boles Sets W&L Career Kills Record in Win

LEXINGTON, Va. — Senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John's) broke the W&L career kills record, and senior setter Meghan Meleski (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) eclipsed 3,000 assists for her career, as the Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated Hollins on Saturday, 3-0, at the Warner Center.

The Generals (15-3, 6-0 ODAC) controlled the entire match in the 25-16, 25-13, 25-13 win. W&L hit .471 as a team, while Hollins (4-17, 1-6 ODAC) could only muster a .120 team hitting percentage.

Boles came into the match four kills behind Lindsey Ruckert's '02 record of 1,519. It took until the third set, but Boles tallied her fifth kill of the match to give the Generals a 17-8 lead and secure her spot in the record book. She finished with eight kills in the match to move her career total to 1,523. Boles also had 11 digs and six service aces. 

Meleski needed 23 assists to become just the second player in W&L history to record 3,000 assists. She ended the match with 37 to push her career total to 3,014. Meleski also added five digs in the match.

Junior defensive specialist Kelly McManus (Osprey, Fla./Pine View) notched 10 digs, while sophomore right side Maddie Kosar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Gilmour Academy) totaled six kills and 10 digs. First-year outside hitter Courtney Freudenthal (Glen Allen, Va./Trinity Episcopal School) tallied a match-high 13 kills on a .632 hitting percentage.

Junior defensive specialist Jessie Deese (Cary, N.C./Apex) led HU with eight kills and sophomore outside hitter Haley Ortiz (Portsmouth, Va./Western Branch) had a team-high 11 digs.

The next milestone for Boles to chase is the ODAC kills record, which is held by Roanoke's Heather Cook at 1,656. Boles is currently fourth.

The Generals hosted Marymount later on Saturday.

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