By Daniel Whitehead
BUENA VISTA, Va.—Getting back into league action following a pair of non-conference games last week, the Southern Virginia University women's volleyball team fell to host Mary Washington in straight sets, 25-18, 25-17, 25-22 Wednesday night at the Anderson Center in Fredericksburg, Va.
The Knights fall to 11-7 on the year while the Eagles improve to 12-8 overall and 2-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference.
Knight senior Shyanne Ison led the team with seven kills on 21 attempts while junior Kaitlyn Eaton had six kills on 17 tries. However, Southern Virginia committed 17 errors on attacks and eight receiving errors to aid in the loss.
Recently named the USCAA Setter of the Week for the second straight week, sophomore Katelynn Tlustek achieved 19 assists on the night to go along with three service aces and seven digs. Ison, McKenzie Weaver and April Bennett also tallied service aces during the game. Bennett earned nine digs to tie the team lead for the game.
Defensively, Eaton shined with three solo blocks while senior Tori Tuttle had one.
Mary Washington's Kaitlyn Wickersham had 12 kills to lead the Eagles while teammates Alexis Cummings and Kayla Crawford contributed nine apiece.
The Knights remain at home through the weekend as they take on Salisbury on Saturday late afternoon. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Knight Sports Arena in Buena Vista, Va.