BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's volleyball team fell 3-1 to the University of Lynchburg Thursday evening.
The loss becomes Southern Virginia's (11-7, 2-1) first at home for the season, where they have had dominant performances starting the season 4-0.
The Hornets (9-10, 3-4) distanced themselves early from the Knights in the first set, not relinquishing the lead after they took a 4-3 lead, taking the set 25-19.
The Knights hitting in the first set was the teams game-high of .243, including 14 kills as a team. In comparison, the Hornets also had their best hitting percentage in the set hitting .400.
In the second set, the Knights flipped the script building a 10-1 lead, the Hornets fought back and evened the score at 16-16. The Knights regrouped following two big kills from Senior Allison Tiegs and sophomore Hailey Lohnes, defeating Lynchburg in the second set 25-18.
The Hornets came out swinging in the third set collecting 13 kills as a team compared to the Knights 11. Lynchburg established a lead early 7-2 when Southern Virginia scored eight points straight taking the lead 10-7. Late in the set knotted up at 20-20, the Hornets scored five of the last six points to take the set 25-21.
The fourth set started as the most even, with back and forth scoring on both sides. Lynchburg capitalized at the end of the set, breaking away with the final five points of the set ending the game 25-18.
The game-highs were Lohnes with 17 kills., LaRee Crockett with 37 assists, Lauren Stanford with 23 digs, and Disa Haugsdahl with four blocks.
The Knights continue their homestand Saturday, Oct. 13 against St. Mary's (Md.) at 2:00 p.m. in the Knight Arena.