R-MC Stings Royals In Volleyball Sweep

Meredith Stinnette added four kills to the offensive effort. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Meredith Stinnette added four kills to the offensive effort. (photo by Scott Eyre)

EMU's volleyball women were strong off the bus in Tuesday's road match at powerful Randolph-Macon, but the Yellow Jacket slowly took over in a 3-0 decision.

Eastern Mennonite University falls to 8-5 overall and 1-2 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, while R-MC ups to 8-3 and 2-0.

The Royals head to Salem, Va., on Saturday for a challenging but important ODAC tri-match, starting with Lynchburg at 1:00pm. EMU stays on the court to tango with host Roanoke at 3:00pm.

Andrea Troyer (Harrisonburg, Va./Broadway) and Amy Goodman (Midlothian, Va./Midlothian) started the match against Randolph-Macon with a block. Tough serving and a continued defensive presence at the net pushed the Royals to an early 6-4 lead. But the home team used a quick 3-0 jab to sneak in front at 7-6. EMU stayed with R-MC, but also couldn't get back on front, eventually losing the opener, 25-20.

A service ace game the women first point in the second set. Then the Yellow Jackets unleashed the next 12. EMU answered with a 6-2 run before Randolph-Macon closed the door, 25-8.

The Royals forged ties early in the third, but R-MC slowed pulled away to sweep, 25-12.

EMU's block was in good order, with Troyer getting a hand on four of the team's six stuffs. She also had four kills. Hannah Johnson (Staunton, Va./Wilson Memorial) landed six kills. Tori Wigley (Elkton, Va./East Rockingham) picked up 11 assists.

Tarynn Clark (Goshen, Ind./Bethany Christian) was busy in the backcourt with ten digs. Ginny Sorrell (Spotsylvania, Va./Spotsylvania) added six.