Volleyball Continues Slump

Tyler Spires, Sports Writer • tmspires16@ehc.edu

Emory and Henry’s volleyball team has had another tough week playing. They lost all three matches since last week and continue to struggle in ODAC play.

Last Tuesday, Emory & Henry volleyball had their dig pink game against WVU Tech to raise money for breast cancer and sold t shirts at the door. Although the team succeeded in making a lot of money for awareness and research, their on court play wasn’t as successful. The girls started off with a 7-4 lead to start the first set, but gave up five straight points to WVU tech, leaving the score 9-7.

The Wasps came back with another surge of points to tie the score at 10, but the Golden Bears were able to pull away and win the set 2520. The second set was very close with 12 ties and six lead changes. E&H managed to get the score tied at 16, but WVU Tech opened up the lead by scoring the next seven out of eight points and going on to win 25-19.

Much like the first two sets, both teams fought hard to get the score tied at 12, but just like the other two sets, the Golden Bears were able to go on another 8-1 run late in the game and won 25-19.

Emory squared off against Virginia Wesleyan on Friday, and struggled yet again against another ODAC opponent. In the first set, the Marlins got out to a 10-4 lead and never looked back to beat E&H 25-15. The second set was closer with a 9 all tie to start the game, but Virginia Wesleyan, with a full head of steam, went on a 7-2 run and then went on to win the set 25-20. In the third set, VWU got out to a 4-1 lead and continued to score until the Wasps were down 22-14. Emory & Henry went on a five point tear, but didn’t have enough in the tank and lost 25-19.

In the Wasps final game of the weekend, they faced off against Randolph Macon and didn’t fair well against the Yellow Jackets. RMC came out hot and put up a 9-1 lead on the Wasps to start the first set. The Yellow Jackets never looked back after their early lead and won the first set 25-12.

In the second game, the Wasps came out playing a lot better and got the score to 11-10 in favor of Randolph Macon. The Yellow Jackets then went on a tear and the Wasps couldn’t keep up and lost 2518. Emory came out hot in the third set with a lead of 6-3, but with a 6-0 run by RMC, the lead was taken from the Wasps. EHC didn’t give up though and took the lead right back from them leaving the score 1513. The Wasps must’ve ran out of fuel though, because the Yellow Jackets came back and won the set 25-20.

The Wasps are scheduled to face off in their last ODAC match against Guilford on Wednesday.

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