W&L Volleyball Rallies Past Clarkson, 3-2

W&L Volleyball Rallies Past Clarkson, 3-2

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Washington and Lee volleyball team came back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Clarkson, 3-2, on Saturday at the Emory National Invitational.

The Golden Knights (19-13) won the first set, 25-19, but the Generals (22-8) evened the match by taking the second, 25-13. Clarkson edged W&L in the third, 25-23, but the Blue and White pushed the match to a fifth by winning the fourth frame, 25-17.

Similar to their match against Susquehanna the night before, the Generals led 14-12 in the fifth. Clarkson scored three straight points to grab a 15-14 advantage, but a service error by the Golden Knights tied the set at 15-15. Clarkson then had an attack error and a ball handling error on back-to-back possessions to allow W&L to win the set, 17-15, and take the match.

Senior middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline) had 12 kills, five blocks and four digs to lead the Generals. She also recorded a .417 hitting percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Meg Guignon (St. Louis, Mo./Visitation Academy) totaled 14 kills and a collegiate-high 26 digs.

First-year setter Mollie Ray (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) registered 37 assists and 15 digs. First-year outside hitter Ashleigh Meade (Bristow, Va./Patriot) had nine kills and 14 digs, and first-year outside hitter Allison Webb (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake) added eight kills and 11 digs.

Junior defensive specialist Katie Volk (Lancaster, Calif./Quartz Hill) notched 25 digs in the back row, which pushed her career total to 1,016. She is now the 13th player in program history to eclipse 1,000 digs.

Junior outside htter Rachael Aird and first-year middle hitter Rachel Reusch each tallied 14 kills to lead Clarkson. First-year defensive specialist Kate Isaksen contributed a match-high 30 digs.

The Generals played eighth-ranked Emory later on Saturday.

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