Knights Win Third Straight at Virginia Wesleyan

Knights Win Third Straight at Virginia Wesleyan

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's volleyball team won its third straight game on Tuesday, taking down another quality opponent in Virginia Wesleyan 3-1.

The Knights (8-3) came out of the gates hot in the first set going up 15-6, and they eventually took the first set 25-13 from the Marlins (7-4). Va. Wesleyan answered by going on a 13-5 run to start the second set and evened the match at one set apiece after winning the set by four.

A back-and-forth third frame found the Knights down 20-21, but they responded by taking the next five points which included back-to-back services aces by setter LaRee Crockett. After the Marlins fought back with a couple of points of their own, Hailey Lohnes closed the set with a kill.

The Knights rode the momentum into the fourth and final set as they won six of the last seven points on their way to a 25-18 set to claim the victory.

Southern Virginia outplayed Va. Wesleyan in almost every way, finishing with 59 kills to the Marlins' 35, as well as digging 74 attacks to only 48 for the Marlins.

Senior Allison Tiegs continued her excellent play by leading the Knights with a season-high 17 kills, while freshman Julia Hopkin finished with 15 kills, 15 digs, and four block assists.

Reigning CAC Player of the Week Hailey Lohnes was also impressive totaling 12 kills, a game-high three service aces, a game-high 22 digs, and tacking on three block assists. And sophomore Lindsey Hyer was the definition of efficiency, landing 10 of her 16 total attacks for kills.

Junior LaRee Crockett eclipsed 50 assists for the second game in a row, dishing out a season-high 54 and adding seven digs, while libero Mykynli Knight finished with 15 digs.

The Knights will look to build on their success on Wednesday night as they return home to take on Randolph College. The nonconference matchup will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Knight Arena.