Roanoke Completes Perfect Classic

Roanoke picked up wins over Piedmont and Greensboro to complete a perfect 4-0 weekend
Roanoke picked up wins over Piedmont and Greensboro to complete a perfect 4-0 weekend

The Basics

Score: Roanoke 3 | Piedmont 0 (25-20, 25-14, 27-25)
Records: Maroons 4-3 | Lions 2-6
Location: Salem, Va.

The Lead: Roanoke used a 45-27 advantage in kills to sweep Piedmont, 3-0.

How it Happened: 

  • With the opening set tied, 13-13, Roanoke would score eight of the next 10 points to pull away for the 1-0 lead.
  • The Maroons began to pull away from the Lions when Parker Moody recorded back-to-back-to-back kills en route to cruising to a 2-0 advantage.
  • The third set would be the closest of the match, with the teams tied at 25-25, Roanoke took advantage of one of Piedmont's 15 hitting errors to put away the set, and the match.
  • Moody paced the offense with 15 kills while Linsey Bailey added 10 kills and 10 digs. A trio of Maroons added five kills apiece.
  • Kennedy Clemmer registered a match high with 21 digs with Logan Pasley, Olivia Newmanand Avery Wolff each reaching double digits in assists.


The Basics

Score: Roanoke 3 | Greensboro 0 (2517, 25-16, 25-22)
Records: Maroons 5-3 | Pride 4-4
Location: Salem, Va.

The Lead: Looking to complete the four match sweep, the Maroons would dominate the net en route to the three set win.

How it Happened: 

  • 13 kills with just two errors would allow Roanoke to race out to a one set to love advantage.
  • Set number two was more of the same as the Maroons would break a 10-10 dead lock by winning 12 of the next 16 points, taking the second frame.
  • Roanoke looked poised to complete the sweep in dominating fashion, but Greensboro mounted a late rally, six straight points, to cut the deficit to just two points, 21-19. However, Roanoke got a kill and service ace from Bailey before a Pride hitting error would end the match.
  • Bailey had 17 kills and four service aces while Telia Harris would add 12 kills and four assisted blocks.
  • Clemmer once again posted a match high with 18 digs with Pasley assisting on 16 of the team's 38 kills.
  • Roanoke served 13 aces while committing just five receiving errors.

Up next: Roanoke will play host to Southern Virginia on Tuesday night at 7:00pm.

2019 Maroon Classic All-Tournament Team:

  • Linsey Bailey - Roanoke
  • Rachel Gaston - Bridgewater
  • Taylor Webb - Randolph
  • Tyler Sesker - Hollins
  • Dejane Hester-Taylor - Maryville
  • Chemaiya Jordan - Ferrum
  • Hannah Thrasher - N.C. Wesleyan