Knights Earn Pair of Wins Saturday Against Mary Baldwin and Lynchburg

Knights Earn Pair of Wins Saturday Against Mary Baldwin and Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. — After falling to Bridgewater College the previous night, Southern Virginia University (9-4) won both games in Saturday's doubleheader against Mary Baldwin (1-13) and Lynchburg (8-4) by a score of 3-1 in each game.

Game one of the day saw the Knights have two players have above .300 on their hitting averages. Junior Ryan Dubinsky hit .364, and junior Lindsay Wiedrich hit .455 on the night.

Both teams exchanged set wins to begin the match and would look to the third and fourth sets to decide the victor of the game.

Set three of the match saw the Knights use six consecutive points to go up 12-6 on the Fighting Squirrels. Two service aces by freshman Cortney Swindlehurst and an attacking error by Mary Baldwin would put Southern Virginia up 2-1 on the match.

The Knights would only need one more set to secure their victory on the night. Although being down 14-15 midway through the set, Southern Virginia used two more service aces from Cortney Swindlehurst and two kills from freshman Kylee Christensen to take the set 25-16 and the match 3-1.

Kylee Christensen had a great night hitting as she had a .255 average. Courtney Singleton had a game-high eight digs, and freshman Jilane Pedersen had a game-high three blocks.

Game two of the night showcased junior Taryn Warner as she was able to hit .417 on the night and freshman Courtney Singleton dominated at the net with 17 kills.

Taking shape to that of the first match, each team exchanged set wins at the beginning of the game.

The Knights were able to take the third set by a score of 25-20 led by kills from Taryn Warner, Courtney Singleton, Kylee Christensen.

Lynchburg would give Southern Virginia their hardest set in the fourth as they forced the Knights into extra points and eventually fell 29-27.

Freshman Courtney Singleton had a game-high 17 kills. Elle Warnick would lead Southern Virginia with 41 assists, and Mykynli Knight led the team with 25 digs. Taryn Warner and Kylee Christensen would each contribute four blocks to end the night.

Southern Virginia will return home on Tuesday night on Sept. 24 as they take on Virginia Wesleyan at 7 pm.