Roanoke Splits a Pair of Matches on Saturday

Roanoke Splits a Pair of Matches on Saturday

The Basics

Score: Roanoke 3 | Eastern Mennonite 2 | 25-17, 26-24, 19-25, 24-26, 15-10
Records: Roanoke 6-5 / 2-1 ODAC | Eastern Mennonite 3-9 / 1-2 ODAC
Location: Cregger Center | Salem, Va.

The Lead: Roanoke defeated Eastern Mennonite in five sets Saturday afternoon in ODAC Volleyball action.

How it Happened:

  • Kylah Blackmore led Roanoke with 14 kills and 26 digs while Logan Graves and Sydney Daniel chipped in a dozen kills each.
  • In the first set, Roanoke used a 6-0 run sparked by back-to-back kills from Daniel to take a 23-15 advantage. Graves closed out the set with two consecutive kills to give RC a 1-0 edge.
  • Roanoke won five straight points early in the second set to take an 8-2 lead following an error by the Royals.
  • Eastern Mennonite took a late 24-23 lead following an RC error before Roanoke took the last three points of the set, capped by a kill from Alex Wolfe to take a 2-0 lead in the match.
  • In a set that saw nine ties, EMU  broke away from an 18-18 score with a 4-0 run to close the gap to 2-1. Roanoke used a 4-0 run late in the fourth set to tie the match at 23-23. Eastern Mennonite took a 25-24 lead following a kill from Erin Brubaker before winning the set to even the game 2-2.
  • Sydney Daniel kicked off a 4-1 run in the fifth set to make it 13-9 RC as the Maroons took the match. Wolfe and Blackmore each recorded a kill in the final two points to close out the game.

The Basics
Methodist 3, Roanoke 2
Records: Roanoke 6-6 | Methodist 6-4
Location: Cregger Center | Salem, Va.

The Lead: Methodist rallied for a five-game win over Roanoke to close out the day.

How it Happened

  • In game one, Roanoke hit .343 as a team to take a 25-20 win. In that game, they had 17 kills on 35 attempts and made just three errors.
  • After Methodist rallied in game two to win 25-23, RC came out in game three and took a 10-3 lead on a kill by Daniel. Methodist rallied and was able to tie the game at 18-18 before RC closed out the game by winning seven of the final nine points to take a 2-1 lead.
  • A Liley Henry service ace gave Methodist a 23-18 lead in game four. A kill by Blackmore and two by Wolfe cut the MU lead to 24-23, but the Monarchs got the last two points to force a fifth and deciding set.
  • Methodist hit a .319 in game five notching seven kills on 19 attempts without making an error to win the game and the match.

Up Next: Roanoke travels to Southern Virginia on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. match-up with the Knights.