Shand Records 1,000th Career Kill in 3-0 Victory Over E&H

Shand Records 1,000th Career Kill in 3-0 Victory Over E&H

EMORY, Va. — Senior middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline) recorded her 1,000th career kill to lead the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep over Emory & Henry on Tuesday at the J.R. King Center.

Shand finished the night with eight kills and notched her 1,000th on her final one of the contest to put the Generals (19-5, 8-2 ODAC) up 23-16 in the third. W&L would eventually close out the set, 25-19, and win the match. The Blue and White won the first stanza, 25-17, and took the second over the Wasps (12-10, 4-4 ODAC), 25-19. Shand is the 11th player in program history to reach 1,000 kills.

Sophomore outside hitter Elly Cosgrove (Wilmington, N.C./John T. Hoggard) led the Generals with a match-high 11 kills and a team-best 13 digs. First-year outside hitter Ashleigh Meade (Bristow, Va./Patriot) totaled seven kills and six digs. First-year defensive specialist Allie Case (Lakeville, Minn./Lakesville South) had seven digs.

Junior setter Elena West (Roanoke, Va./Northside) registered 17 assists and five digs, while first-year setter Anna Soroka (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis) tallied five kills and 14 assists.

Along with the eight kills, Shand had four blocks to push her season total to 112. She is one block away from tying for the fifth-most blocks in a single season at W&L. Shand (409 career blocks) is also five blocks away from setting the career record currently held by Virginia Yoerg '97 at 413.

Senior middle blocker Kennady Thomason and junior middle blocker Ali Singleton each had six kills to lead E&H, while sophomore setter Sam McCauley collected 13 assists and seven digs.

The Generals return to action on Saturday. They play at Christopher Newport at 12:00 pm and then play a neutral-site match against Penn State-Harrisburg at 2:00 pm in Newport News, Va.

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