Knights Win Home-Opener Over Wasps

Knights Win Home-Opener Over Wasps

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's volleyball team defeated Emory and Henry College Tuesday night in their home-opener, sweeping the Wasps 3-0 to take their overall record to 3-2 on the season.

The Knights (3-2) came out firing as they began the game with six consecutive points—including four straight aces by freshman Kylee Christensen.

Southern Virginia University went on to score the first point of each set and never relinquished their lead against the Wasps (1-3), winning the second and third sets 25-13 and 25-17.

Serving was ey to the Knights' success, with the team collecting an impressive 16 service aces. Southern Virginia also capitalized on their hitting as junior Ryan Dubinksy hit .800 on the night and junior Taryn Warner hit .538 to lead the team.

"Tonight was just an overall fun night for myself and the team," said Head Coach Debby Baker. "We were able to get a good number of our reserves in the game, and it was great to see them on the court making strong contributions."

Christensen led the Knights with seven service aces on the night, and Warner had a game-high eight kills. Senior LaRee Crockett had a game-high 20 assists, and senior Mykynli Knight led the way with ten digs. Warner and Kaely Rath both had game-high two blocks to even out the evening for Southern Virginia.

The Knights hit the road this weekend as they take on cross-town rival Meredith on Friday, Oct. 6.