W&L Volleyball Stymied by No. 4 Emory, 3-1

W&L Volleyball Stymied by No. 4 Emory, 3-1

LEXINGTON, Va. — The Washington and Lee volleyball team fell to fourth-ranked Emory in the Warner Center on Saturday, 3-1. The Eagles (14-2) hit .339 on their way to the 18-25, 25-10, 25-18, 25-16 victory.

The Generals (9-5) took the first set largely due to their serving and the play of junior middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline). She recorded six of her team-high 14 kills in the opening set. Shand finished the match with a .522 hitting percentage, along with four digs and three blocks.

Emory registered its .339 hitting percentage with 55 kills on 155 attempts and just 16 errors. Junior outside hitter Kathryn Trinka (North Bay Village, Fla./Ransom Everglades) led the Eagles with 14 kills, while hitting .429.  Junior right side Sarah Maher (Orange, Calif./Santa Margarita) also had double-digit kills with 10.

Senior outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) joined Shand with over 10 kills, as she finished with 13. Sophomore defensive specialist Katie Volk (Lancaster, Calif./Quartz Hill) notched a team-high 17 digs and sophomore setter Elena West (Roanoke, Va./Northside) posted 32 assists and five kills.

The Generals play second-ranked Christopher Newport later on Saturday at 3:00 pm.

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