The Emory & Henry Volleyball team played five matches during the two weeks span. Playing the colleges of Roanoke, Washington and Lee, Hollins, Mary Baldwin, and William Peace.
The team put up its second offensive production of the season, as it defeated Roanoke College by a 3-0 score. Down 14-11 in the first set, Emory tallied off 8 of the next 11 points to take a 19-17 advantage. The Maroons would score the next two and the Wasps would then close on a 6 to 2 run to win the first set.
Roanoke would go up 12-7 in the second set, but E&H kicked it into overdrive and stormed back to win the second set 25-22. The third set was back and forth as this set had the score tied on 19 different occasions. The Maroons came back to tie it up at 26, but the Wasps score the last two points to prevail and complete the sweep.
The second game was between Washington and Lee, and in this one the Wasps were swept 3-0. In the first set, the score was tied 5-5 until W&L went on a 5-1 run to pull ahead 10-6 and they never relinquished the lead as they pulled ahead for a 26-17 first set win.
The second set had a total of six ties and five lead changes with the last coming at the 15-15 all tie. W&L would then score the next four points and never looked back as they won the second set 26-19. In the third set, with the score knotted up at 12, W&L went on a 10-1 run to lead 22-13 and soon win 25-19 to complete the sweep.
E&H would then play Hollins, a game in which they dominated from the get go. In the opening set, the Wasps jumped out to an 11-1 lead and would win with a score of 25-12. In the second match, E&H scored 9 of the first 10 points and would later cruise to a second set victory with 25-8. The third set was the closest, but still not a challenge for the Wasps as they would take care of the sweep with a 25-18 win.
Traveling to Raleigh, N.C., the Wasps would split a pair of games at William Peace University. The Wasps would sweep MBU 3-0, and would then later get swept by WPU 3-0. The Wasps will travel for their next game against Eastern Mennonite University.
– Will Seidel