Virginia Wesleyan University’s volleyball team saw their season come to an end this past week losing to second ranked Washington & Lee in the second round of the conference tournament. The Marlins were at home in the first round, where they took down Roanoke three matches to two. Helping the Marlins to victory in a big way were sophomore’s, Lauren Topper and Amber Matalus, and junior Doneisha Hall. Matalus lead the way with 16 kills, while Hall had 12 kills and Topper had 11 kills in the match for the Marlins.
In the second round, the Marlins ran into trouble and fell to the Generals of Washington & Lee three sets to one. The Generals only dropped one set during the regular season, so this was going to be a tall task for the Marlins. The Marlins were narrowly defeated in the first set 25-10. The Marlins bounced back and won the second match by a score of 25-19. The third match the Marlins were dominated, losing the set by a score of 25-13. The last set was more competitive but the Marlins still were defeated 25-21. Hall lead the team in kills with only nine followed by Matalus and Kristina Scott with eight. Senior, Allison Mackley led the team with 38 digs.
The Marlins ended the season third in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with a final record of 19-10 overall and 8-3 in the conference. Wesleyan finishes the year also with three of its players being recognized with All-ODAC honors. Senior’s Dare Wright and Allison Mackley, were awarded with All-ODAC third team honors, while another senior, Emilee Pierson was awarded second team.