September 14, 2013

W&L Volleyball Tops the Cougars, 3-0

LEXINGTON, Va. — Using a .302 team hitting percentage, the Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated Averett, 3-0, on Saturday at the Warner Center.

Senior setter Meghan Meleski (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) commanded the offense for the Generals (9-2), as she finished with 35 assists, four kills (.667 hitting percentage), 12 digs and two blocks.

W&L won the first set, 25-18, but had to fight off a Cougars' (6-5) set point in the second. With the Blue and White down, 26-25, the squad tallied three straight kills, one each by senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John's), sophomore right side Maddie Kosar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Gilmour Academy) and first-year outside hitter Courtney Freudenthal (Glen Allen, Va./Trinity Episcopal School) to take the set, 28-26.

The Generals used a seven-point run midway through the third to close out the match, 25-17.

Boles led the team with 12 kills and totaled a match-high 15 digs. Freudenthal also had double-digit kills with 10, which marked a career high. On the defensive side, junior defensive specialist Kelly McManus (Osprey, Fla./Pine View) notched 12 digs and Kosar added 10.

The Blue and White totaled 50 kills on 116 attempts with just 15 errors, while AU tallied 33 kills on 117 attempts with 13 errors (.171 hitting percentage).

Senior outside hitter Allison Sparks (Ruffin, N.C./Rockingham Country) led the Cougars with 10 kills and had a team-high 11 digs.

The Generals head out on the road on Wednesday, as they travel to Lynchburg for a 6:30 pm match.

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