November 3, 2012

W&L Volleyball Advances to ODAC Championship

ASHLAND, Va. — In the semifinals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament hosted by Randolph-Macon, the second-seeded Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated third-seeded Bridgewater, 3-0, on Saturday. The win advanced W&L to the championship match where it will face fourth-seeded Lynchburg who upset top-seeded Randolph-Macon, 3-1, in the other semifinal.

The Generals (25-9) improved in each set to best the Eagles (18-15) in the 26-24, 25-21, 25-12 victory.

First-year outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) led the team with 16 kills and 10 digs for a double-double. Junior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John's) also had a double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs.

Junior Meghan Meleski (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) and first-year Alex Kinzer (Greenville, S.C./Eastside) split the setting duties for the Generals. Meleski notched 25 assists, while Kinzer totaled 12. Leading the back row for W&L was first-year libero Kasey Cannon (North Wales, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy) with 19 digs.

Sophomore outside hitter Megann Grimes led Bridgewater with eight kills, and first-year libero Nikki Snyder had a team-high 15 digs.

The championship match will take place later on Saturday at 3:30 pm.

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