Volleyball falls in three in Southern Virginia

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The University of Washington and Lee volleyball team lost in three sets to crosstown rivals University of Southern Virginia (25-16, 25-21, 25-17).

The Knights (8-6) tied the non-conference season streak with the Generals (7-7) in the barn on Tuesday night after the Blue and White won the first meeting in five sets at the W&L Invitational on September 10 .

SVU took a 6-1 lead in Game 1 with four kills and two serving aces for the home side. W&L scored five straight to make it 18-14 in favor of the Knights, but two more SVU three-point runs prevented the comeback and secured the first series.

In the second set, the Generals had the 12-7 advantage, but SoVa fought back to tie it at 20, then scored five in a row after a blue-and-white point to win the set 25-21.

Three streaks of four or more runs by the Knights catapulted SVU to match point and snapped a five-game skid dating back to 2019. Tonight’s victory for Southern Virginia marks just the second victory in the 31 matchups between the two programs.

Avery Myer (New York, NY / Poly Prep Country Day School) led WLU in the killings and Ashley Webb (Thousand Oaks, Calif. Westlake) recorded three aces and added 13 assists.

Caroline Gard (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) landed 12 digs on Tuesday and needs just seven digs to sit atop the program’s record books for career digs.

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