By Amber Winsor
BUENA VISTA, Va.—In a season-opening tri-match at home the Southern Virginia volleyball team was unable to capture a win against Averett and Washington & Lee Universities.
Southern Virginia vs. Averett
In match one Averett University (2-0) took a quick 2-0 lead over Southern Virginia (0-2) winning games one and two 25-15 and 25-19.
The Knights tightly contested with the Cougars in the third set and clinched a two-point win, 31-29. In a close fourth set the Knights fell 25-21.
Averett's Hannah Shields led all players with 28 kills.
Southern Virginia vs. Washington & Lee
After a tough opening match the Knights fell 3-0 to the Generals.
Freshman outside hitter, Allison Tiegs, led the attack for the Knights with 12 kills. Hanna Phillips contributed 8 kills. Freshman libero, Ofa Moa-Sam Fong, led the team with 20 digs.
The Knights and the Generals (1-1) traded point for point in the first set before the Generals were able to clench a 26-24 victory. The Knights were unable to hold the lead in the last two sets falling 25-19 and 25-15.
Washington & Lee's Meg Guignon had 15 kills.
Southern Virginia returns to the court on September 4 at 7 p.m. on the road at Transylvania University.