Alfred, N.Y. -- After a long trip northward, the Lynchburg College volleyball program battled to a hard-fought 3-2 win over Lycoming and followed it later Friday evening with a dominant performance in a sweep of host Alfred State.
Final, Match 1: Lynchburg 3, Lycoming 2 (25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 24-26, 15-12)
Final, Match 2: Lynchburg 3, Alfred State 0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-16)
Records: Lynchburg 12-5, Lycoming 13-13, Alfred State 5-14
Venue: Orvis Activities Center, Alfred State College, Alfred, N.Y.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Lynchburg took the first set of the first match against Lycoming, 25-21, and the two teams traded the next four. Jalissa Linz (York, Pa.) piled up a career-high 13 kills, and Willis added 12.
- Linz and Amanda Wrightson (Toms River, N.J.) blocked an attack to seal the match in the fifth, following another Wrightson block that gave Lynchburg a two-point advantage.
- In the nightcap against host Alfred State, the Hornets left much less to chance. Willis racked up a team-high 11 kills while LC hit .277 as a team.
The Hornets will stay in the Empire State for another pair of matches across town at Alfred University, where they will take on the Saxons and Houghton College.