W&L Volleyball Fends Off Roanoke, 3-1

W&L Volleyball Fends Off Roanoke, 3-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team needed four sets to defeat Roanoke, 3-1, on Wednesday night at the Warner Center.

The Generals (18-10, 8-2 ODAC), who had already defeated the Maroons (13-15, 4-6) 3-0 on two occasions this season, prevailed, 25-17, 26-28, 25-19, 26-24, to secure their 13th straight win.

Senior setter Meghan Steinhardt (Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park), one of four W&L seniors playing in their final match in the Warner Center, tied a season-high with 51 assists and first-year libero Cameron Hill (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant) added a season-high 29 digs.

Offensively, the Generals were led by senior outside hitter Rachael Phillips (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Prep) and junior middle blocker Louise Brooks (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), who combined for 31 kills against just five errors. Phillips had 18 kills and Brooks had 13 kills. Sophomore middle blocker Lindsey Dee (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay school) chipped in 11 kills to go with two aces, three blocks and 10 digs.

Before the match, W&L honored its four seniors, Steinhardt, Phillips, setter Kristi Stevens and right side Kelly Harrison. In four seasons, the quartet have helped lead W&L to a 107-31 overall record and a 37-3 mark in conference play.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday when they take on Salisbury at 3:00 pm on the first day of the Seahawk Invitational, hosted by St. Mary’s (Md.).