Boles & Shand Lead Generals to ODAC Championship Match

Boles & Shand Lead Generals to ODAC Championship Match

LEXINGTON, Va. — Behind 15 kills from senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John's) and 14 kills from first-year middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline), the top-seeded Washington and Lee volleyball team earned a 3-1 victory over fifth-seeded Roanoke, 3-1, on Saturday in the ODAC semifinals at the Warner Center.

The 25-10, 18-25, 25-19, 25-13 win advanced the Generals (27-6) to their 18th ODAC Championship match and their fourth straight.

Boles notched a double-double with 15 kills and 11 digs. Shand totaled a career-high 14 kills on 27 attempts for a .481 hitting percentage. She also added three blocks.

Senior setter Meghan Meleski (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) distributed the ball on offense with 48 assists. Senior outside hitter Allison Rouse (Troy, Mich./Troy) notched 10 kills and eight digs.

In the back row, junior defensive specialist Kelly McManus (Osprey, Fla./Pine View) totaled 12 digs, and sophomore outside hitter Kasey Cannon (North Wales, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy) led the team with 14 digs. She also had six kills.

Senior outside hitter Samantha Klostermann (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley) led the Maroons (19-11) with 11 kills, and senior libero Mackenzie Tyree (Daleville, Va./Lord Botetourt) registered a match-high 16 digs.

The Generals will be looking for their 14th ODAC title when they take on Lynchburg later on Saturday at 5:00 pm, in what will be a rematch from last year's final.

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