LEXINGTON, Va. — The Washington and Lee volleyball team had four players with at least seven kills on its way to a 3-1 win over St. Mary's (Md.) at the Warner Center on Saturday.
The victory extended the Generals' (14-1) winning streak to 13 matches, which is the longest since W&L won 13 straight to open the 2011 season. The longest winning streak in program history is 25, which occurred during the 2007 season.
The Generals won the first two sets over the Seahawks (5-5), 25-22 and 25-13. W&L held a 15-11 lead in third, but St. Mary's won the next seven points to take an 18-15 advantage. The Blue and White would eventually tie the score at 25-25, but SMC won the next two points to take the set. The Generals responded by winning 13 of the first 15 points of the fourth on its way to a 25-9 victory in the set to take the match.
Junior outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) led W&L with 12 kills, while junior outside hitter Mansie Hough (St. Petersburg, Fla./Canterbury School) added 11. Junior outside hitter Kasey Cannon (North Wales, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy) registered a double-double with 10 kills and 13 digs, and sophomore middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline) notched seven kills, four assists, six digs and five blocks.
Sophomore defensive specialist Sam Moench (St. Petersburg, Fla./Berkeley Prep) tied for the team lead with 13 digs, and first-year defensive specialist Katie Volk (Lancaster, Calif./Quartz Hill) added nine. Junior setter Alex Kinzer (Greenville, S.C./Eastside) did a little bit of everything with five kills, 36 assists, seven digs, two aces and two blocks.
Junior middle hitter Mandy Goodspeed (Columbia, Md./Atholton) led the Seahawks with 13 kills on 26 attempts with two errors (.423). She also added four blocks. Sophomore libero Carissa Hill (Lanham, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) totaled a match-high 18 digs.
The win was also the 17th-straight at home for the Generals. W&L's last defeat in the Warner Center came on September 7, 2013 against fifth-ranked Christopher Newport. The program record for consecutive home victories is 25, which happened over the 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons.
The Generals host Emory & Henry and Mary Washington next Saturday, September 27.
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