LEXINGTON, Va. — Sophomore outside hitter Brynne Gould (Boone, N.C./Watauga) and junior outside hitter Ashleigh Meade (Bristow, Va./Patriot) combined for 21 of the team's 31 kills to lead the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of Southern Virginia in the final match of the W&L Invitational on Saturday at the Duchossois Tennis Center.
The first two sets were tightly contested with the Generals (2-5) winning by the scores of 25-22 and 25-23. In the third, the Blue and White outpaced the Knights (5-3), 25-15, to close out the match.
Meade led the team with 11 kills, while Gould had eight on just 15 attempts with one error for a .467 hitting percentage. First-year outside hitter Val Sokolow (Draper, Utah/Juan Diego Catholic) contributed six kills and six digs.
Senior outside hitter Elly Cosgrove (Wilmington, N.C./John T. Hoggard) paced the back row with 12 digs, while sophomore outside hitter Kiera Borthwick (Northville, Mich./Northville) did a little bit of everything with four digs, four blocks, three aces, two assists and a kill.
Sophomore right side Hailey Lohnes led SVU with 10 kills and six digs, while junior libero Mykynli Knight added 14 digs.
With their performances against the Knights and throughout the rest of the tournament, Meade and Gould were each named to the seven-member All-Tournament Team.
The Generals open ODAC play on Tuesday, when they play at Shenandoah at 7:00 pm.
2018 W&L Invitational All-Tournament Team
#17 – Kortney Meyer, Sr., MB – Lewis & Clark (MVP)
#10 – Ka'anelaokapu'uwai Pakaki-Pias, Fy., OH – Lewis & Clark
#18 – Annika San Nicolas, Sr., DS – Lewis & Clark
#15 – Ashleigh Meade, Jr., OH – W&L
#24 – Brynne Gould, So., OH – W&L
#8 – Gabby Savite', Sr., OH – DeSales
#18 – Mykynli Knight, Jr., LB – SVU
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