GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Washington and Lee volleyball team extended its winning streak to nine straight with a 3-0 win over Guilford College on Tuesday evening at Ragan Brown Fieldhouse.
The Generals, who are receiving votes in the latest AVCA coaches poll, blanked the Quakers (2-8, 0-1 ODAC) 25-13, 25-20, 25-12 to move to 9-0 (1-0 ODAC) and tie the mark for the best start in school history. W&L also went 9-0 to open the 2003 campaign before falling, 3-2, to Maryville.
W&L featured a balanced offensive attack, led by senior middle blocker Lindsey Dee (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School), who recorded 10 kills. Sophomore outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John's) added nine kills, junior right side Taylor Maxey (Poway, Calif./The Bishop's School) added six and sophomore middle blocker Emily Hudson (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) chipped in five.
For the match, the Generals hit .257 as a team compared to just .071 for the Quakers.
Sophomore setter Meghan Meleski (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) totaled 31 assists and the W&L defense was paced by junior libero Cameron Hill (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant), who had 18 digs. Boles added 13 digs, first-year Corinne Hemmersbach (Torrance, Calif./Chadwick) had 10 and Meleski netted nine.
Senior defensive specialist Megan Tomlinson (Petersburg, Pa./Huntingdon Area) had four service aces.
Offensively, the Quakers were led by Laura Kopald, Mary Moody and Emma Gunn, who had five kills apiece. Taylor Whitley totaled 20 assists and Taylor Phillips and Moody each contributed 11 digs.
The Generals return to the court on Friday when they host Hollins at 5:00 pm.