|In Progress - 4th||1||2||3||4||5||T|
|Southern Virginia University ( 4-7)||25||24||25||26||3|
|Hollins ( 6-8)||12||26||15||24||1|
|Southern Virginia University||Hollins|
Brynn Hansen-Mcginn - 13
B: 2 Players (#18, #19 - 8)
D: Ali Krebs - 18
SA: 2 Players (#6, #9 - 2)
|TEAM STATISTICS||Southern Virginia University||Hollins|
BUENA VISTA, Va. The Southern Virginia volleyball team looked for a quick sweep of Hollins, but after dropping the second set, the Knights were forced to fight back for a 3-1 set win. Led by Brynn McGinn's 13-kills, the hosts jumped to a commanding win in the first set, as they limited Hollins to only 12-points. It looked as if the Knights would have an easy evening. Things changed in the second set, as the visitors proved they would not go quietly into the night.
Hollins was able to jump out to a lead of five-points in the second set before SVU began to chip away at the lead. Southern Virginia was able to tie the match at 20-20, and traded a point with Hollins. The Knights looked to close the door on the visitors, and had match point at 24-22. What looked to be a second-set win was turned on its head when SVU made errors, and Hollins scored 4-straight points to get an improbable 26-24 win.
Led by Shyanne Ison and Bryndy Anderson in the third set, SVU blew out the visitors, and established a dominance in the match. SVU had its biggest lead of the Knight at 23-23, and traded points with Hollins to get the eventual 25-15 win. At 2-1, the momentum had clearly swung in favor of the hosts, but again Hollins put up a fight to get back in the match.
Hollins leapt to a lead in the fourth set, and it looked to be a repeat of the second set. SVU looked for answers, and they came from Nicole Gwynn and Ali Krebs who led the team in assists and digs respectively with 32 and 18. The duo helped keep the Knights on their way to the win. SVU caught up to the visitors at 18-18, only to see Hollins rattle off three points for a 21-18 win.
SVU dug deep, and was able to get the score close, and then Hollins suffered two critical errors. A rotation violation eliminated a 23-21 lead, and a net violation wiped out a 24-23 lead. SVU regrouped, and took advantage of the errors to sweep past Hollins for the final two points and the win.
The Knights hit .157 in attack, while digging 57 balls, and blocking a total of 28 shots. The wine pushes the Knights to a 6-8 record on the season. Southern Virginia will return to action Sep. 25 when the team travels to play Randolph. The starting time is slated for 3:00 pm.