September 8, 2012

Southern Virginia Goes Winless in W&L Tournament

Written by Sean Dahlin

LEXINGTON, Va.­—The Southern Virginia University women's volleyball team rounded out the Washington and Lee Tournament losing both games on Saturday to move to 0-4 on the weekend.

Despite being the best match Southern Virginia played in the tournament, the Knights (0-3) lost 1-3 to tournament-host Washington and Lee University (5-2).

The Generals jumped ahead in the first two sets 25-18 and 25-15, but Southern Virginia rallied back to take the third set 25-19. Washington and Lee proved to be too much, however, winning the fourth and final set by a slim 25-23 margin.

Katelynn Tlustek played well with a match-high 32 assists for the Knights while Tori Tuttle (Anahola, Haw.) added 9 kills followed by Kelsey Beck (Idaho Falls, Idaho) and Chelsea Lyons (McCallen, Texas) chipping in 8 kills each.

In their second match of the tournament against Marietta College (7-1), the Knights (0-4) lost three consecutive sets to the Pioneers (12-25, 15-25, 8-25).   

Tlustek had a solid game adding 12 assists against Marietta, pushing her assist total to 44 on the day, while also adding a team-high 7 digs. 

Women's volleyball has four days off before traveling to Wise, Va. to face NAIA-opponent Virginia-Wise on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.