LEXINGTON, Va. — Junior outside hitter Ashleigh Meade (Bristow, Va./Patriot) totaled a career-high 20 kills, but the Washington and Lee volleyball team fell to Lewis & Clark, 3-2, on day two of the W&L Invitational on Saturday at the Duchossois Tennis Center.
The Pioneers (6-0) claimed the first set, 25-18, and the Generals (1-5) evened the match in the second, 25-17. L&C took the third, 25-21, but the Blue and White forced a fifth set by pulling out the fourth, 25-23. W&L fell behind early in the fifth and never recovered, as the Pioneers won the deciding stanza, 15-13.
Meade recorded her 20 kills on 42 attempts with four errors for a .381 hitting percentage. She also had two digs and two block assists. Senior outside hitter Meg Guignon (St. Louis, Mo./Visitation Academy) notched 16 kills and 19 digs.
Junior setter Anna Soroka (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis) tallied 28 assists and 15 digs, while sophomore outside hitter Kiera Borthwick (Northville, Mich./Northville) notched 14 digs, four assists, four aces and three blocks.
Senior middle blocker Kortney Meyer led Lewis & Clark with 16 kills on a .382 hitting percentage. Senior defensive specialist Annika San Nicholas had 18 digs and 11 assists, and senior setter MIkayla Lopez registered 28 assists and 14 digs.
The Generals played Southern Virginia later on Saturday for their final match of the W&L Invitational.
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