LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team improved to 8-1 on the season and 3-0 in the ODAC by outlasting Randolph-Macon, 3-2, on Tuesday night at the Warner Center.
W&L won the first two sets, 25-18, 25-19, before R-MC won the next two, 28-26, 26-24 to force a fifth set. W&L won the fifth set, 15-9, to hand the Yellow Jackets (11-1, 3-1) their first loss of the season. It was the second consecutive match that the Generals handed their opponent their first loss as they knocked off previously unbeaten Frostburg St., 3-2, on Saturday.
The Generals were led by first-year outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John's), who tallied team-high 21 kills while adding nine digs. Junior outside hitter Megan Daily (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook) chipped in 15 kills, junior middle blocker Lindsey Dee (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) added nine kills and senior middle blocker Louise Brooks (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) chipped in seven kills and six blocks.
First-year setter Nikki DelZenero (Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale Central) paced the Generals with a career-high 51 assists and added 13 digs. Sophomore libero Cameron Hill (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant) led W&L with 23 digs and senior defensive specialist Jenna Finger (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township) added 13 digs.
W&L returns to action on Friday as it opens play in the Marietta Tournament against Thiel at 5:00 pm.