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Emily Lowther

First-Year Emily Lowther

Home Court Heartbreak for Hollins

Roanoke, VA - Hollins University Volleyball vs Shenandoah University, October 19, 2012


Box Score

The Hollins University volleyball team hosted new ODAC member Shenandoah University on Friday night.  The Hollins were looking to make the Hornets their second straight home court victim after defeating Eastern Mennonite in their last match in Channing Howe Gymnasium.

Shenandoah didn't let the home crowd get too comfortable taking an early lead over Hollins en route to taking the opening set 25-18.  The second set was a back and forth affair with the home taking winning by the slimmest of margins, 25-13.  Hollins road the momentum they had gathered and took the third set 25-18 and went looking for the win as the fourth set got started.  With the backs against the wall, the Hornets came out with a strong performance and tied the match at two sets apiece.  The fifth set proved to be the most exciting of the match with Shenandoah taking a 13-10 lead but Hollins wouldn't go quietly and came back to tie the score at 13-13.  Both teams kept trading points with Hollins taking the lead three consecutive times but each time the visitors came back to tie the score.  With the match in the balance and the score tied at 17, Shenandoah scored a pair of unanswered points to take the set, 19-17, and the match, 3-2.

Lauren Hays (Saginaw, TX) led Hollins at the net with 16 kills and taking part in seven of Hollins 13 blocks.  Ally Reed (Sterling, VA) recorded 12 kills, 20 digs, and three assists.  Setter Lela Moore (Woodleaf, NC) led the team with 29 helpers while Haley Ortiz (Chesapeake, VA) led the way with 22 digs.  First-year Emily Lowther (Woodbridge, VA) added 13 digs and assisted on five blocks and Amelia Eyles (Millwood, VA) accounted for six blocks.

Mary Harshman had a solid all-around game with 14 kills, 22 digs, and four assists.  Haley Smith killed 11 points and Samantha Schambach added nine kills and a pair of blocks. 

Hollins will not have much time to recover from the thrilling five setter as they play host to Washington and Lee tomorrow afternoon at 1:00pm.