The University of Mary Washington volleyball team picked up their first two wins of the season by defeating host Virginia Wesleyan 3-2 and Johnson & Wales (R.I) 3-0. The team improves to 2-2 on the season.
In the match with the Virginia Wesleyan, the Eagles dropped the first set 25-15, before bouncing back to win the next set 25-16. The Marlins took set three in a back and forth affair 25-23. The Eagles won a decisive fourth set 25-22 before winning the deciding final set 15-5 to seal the victory. Freshman Emma Olson (Vienna, Va./Oakton) paced the Eagles with 17 kills. Senior Kaitlynn Wickersham (Midlothian, Va./Manchester) had 13 kills in the contest.
The Eagles cruised to a 3-0 victory over Johnson & Wales (R.I.) in the second match of the day. Olson again led UMW in kills with 12.
UMW returns to action this Wednesday, September 4th when the Eagles host Randolph-Macon. The match with Randolph-Macon begins at 7:00 pm in the Anderson Center.