W&L Volleyball Upended by Stevenson, 3-1

W&L Volleyball Upended by Stevenson, 3-1

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Despite 17 kills from junior outside hitter Meg Guignon (St. Louis, Mo./Visitation Academy), the Washington and Lee volleyball team fell at Stevenson on Saturday, 3-1.

The Mustangs (21-1) made quick work the of the Generals (14-4) in the opening set, 25-14. W&L responded by scoring seven of the first eight points of the second, highlighted by two service aces from junior outside hitter Elly Cosgrove (Wilmington, N.C./John T. Hoggard).

Stevenson eventually trimmed the deficit to 20-19, but W&L won four straight points to extend the lead to 24-19, before claiming the set, 25-20. In the third, the Blue and White held a 7-5 advantage, but the Mustangs tallied the next five points to take a 10-8 lead.

The teams went back and forth with the score eventually tied at 20-20. Stevenson won five of the last eight points to win the set, 25-22. W&L fell into an early hole in the fourth, 7-1, and despite rallying back to close to within one, 8-7, the Mustangs pulled away at the end for a 25-16 victory in the stanza.

Guignon added nine digs to her 17 kills. Senior setter Elena West (Roanoke, Va./Northside) had 16 assists and 12 digs. Sophomore defensive specialist Allie Case (Lakeville, Minn./Lakesville South) recorded a team-high 13 digs.

Stevenson hit .314 over the course of the match with 59 kills and 15 errors on 140 attempts. Sophomore outside hitter Katie Leftridge and senior outside hitter Annika Schwartz each tallied 18 kills. Leftridge also had 13 digs, while Schwartz added 16.

The Generals play 12th-ranked Juniata later on Saturday in a neutral-site match at Stevenson.

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