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Hollins Falls in ODAC Opener

Roanoke, VA - Hollins University Volleyball vs Eastern Mennonite University, September 13, 2013

Box score

The Hollins volleyball team opened home and ODAC play on Friday night.  Eastern Mennonite came to town with a 1-0 conference record after downing Randolph College earlier in the week.  The match was the first regular season individual match for a Hollins team that competed in a pair of tournaments over the past two weekends.

The match started with both teams exchanging the lead over much of the first set.  With the scored tied at 20-20, the Royals gained the advantage and held on for an opening set win, 25-22.  Set two again saw both teams with early advantages.  Hollins seized control of the set at the midway point and evened the match at a set apiece with a 25-20 win.  With the momentum on their side, Hollins raced out to a 7-3 lead in the third frame.  However, the visitors didn't go quietly and after a run of their own, the Royals had tied the set at 10-10.  Hollins stopped the run momentarily but Eastern Mennonite had taking all the momentum and rolled to the third set win, 25-15.  With their backs against the wall, Hollins battled hard in the fourth set but it wasn't enough as the Royals came away with the set, 25-20, and the match, 3-1.

Rikki Martinez

Lauren Hays (Saginaw, TX) enjoyed an error free evening, converting on 18 of her 30 attacks without a blemish.  Rikki Martinez (Corpus Christi, TX) recorded 13 kills and 11 digs.  Setter Lela Moore (Woodleaf, NC) once again led the way with 33 assists while Libero Jessie Deese (Cary, NC) notched a team high 15 digs.  Kayla Pommier (Madrid, IA), Jordan Persinger (New Castle, VA), and Hays each assisted on four blocks as the team recorded 10 blocks on the night.

D Probst (17), Rachel Kennel (14), and McKenna Carter (13) led the way for Eastern Mennonite as the Royals recorded 60 kills.  Dani Driver handed out 51 assists and Katie Miller added 20 digs as the Royals went to 2-0 in ODAC play.

Hollins will have a short turnaround as the face Bridgewater College in less than 24 hours.  The Eagles will travel to Hollins for a 10:30am start on Saturday morning.