September 3, 2010

UMW Volleyball Tops Mary Baldwin, Stevenson at EMU Invite

The University of Mary Washington volleyball team won a pair of matches at the Eastern Mennonite University Invitational on Friday night in improving to 3-0 on the season. The Eagles topped Mary Baldwin College, 25-11, 25-18, 25-20 before topping Capital Athletic Conference foe Stevenson University, 20-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-19.

In the Mary Baldwin match, sophomore Laura Gomez led UMW with five kills and three aces, while freshman Kaitlynn Wickersham added three aces. The Stevenson match saw the Eagles implement a balanced attack, as freshman Hannah Lawson, Gomez, and sophomore Karissa Herrick each posted nine kills to lead the way, with Lawson adding six digs and Herrick six blocks. Becky Conway and Ellen Smethurst each added seven kills, and Katie Shiflett scored 33 assists for the Eagles.

Mary Washington will continue at the event on Saturday morning.