The University of Mary Washington volleyball team fell at Washington & Lee University, 3-0, on Tuesday night in Lexington, VA. The Eagles slip to 12-9 on the season.
The first set was very back-and-forth as it saw 12 ties and six lead changes. The Generals jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a kill and an ace. The Eagles tied the set up at four a piece on a service ace by Savannah Powers. UMW took their first lead of the match at 9-8 on a ball handling error by the Generals. Washington & Lee then won five straight points to take a 13-9 lead. The Eagles stayed tough and regained the lead 18-17 on an error by the Generals. The two teams battled over the last few points as nobody took more than a one point lead until the Generals scored two straight kills to win the set 26-24.
In the second set, both teams went side-out for 15 straight points and UMW held an 8-7 lead at that point. The Eagles ended that streak on a kill from Tenley Hares. The Generals came back and took a 12-11 lead on an attack error. From there, Washington & Lee went on a 10-2 run to gain control of the second set and take a 22-13 lead. The Generals took the second set 25-17.
An attack error by the Generals gave the Eagles an early 1-0 lead to start the third set. Washington & Lee then reeled off eight straight points. Hares brought the Eagles within four, 9-5, on a kill assisted by Kendal Hall. The Generals then extended their lead to 10, 17-7, on an attack error. The Eagles scored four straight points with Powers serving near the end of the match but it was not enough as Washington & Lee took the third set 25-16.
UMW will be back in action on Saturday as they will travel to CAC foe Salisbury at 2 p.m.