By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Extending their win streak to three straight matches, the Berry College volleyball team defeated both Randolph-Macon and No. 7 ranked University of Mary Washington University on Friday night to open up play in the UMW Invitational.
The Vikings defeated Randolph-Macon 3-1, falling behind 19-25 in the first set before coming back to win the last three, 25-22, 25-14 and 25-14. Berry then swept Mary Washington 25-19, 25-23 and 25-23 in straight sets to round out the nightcap with a victory. In the wins, Berry collected 93 kills to opponents' 83.
BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Emily Hancock: 23 K, 34 D, 8 BLK
- Christina Goforth: 12 K, 5 D
- Micayla Bedoian: 23 K, 7 BLK
- Hannah Billiard: 19 K, 9 BLK
- Hannah Kate Thompson: 80 A, 16 D, 5 BLK
- Elizabeth Ragland: 27 D, 2 SA
RANDOLPH-MACON STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Miranda Hall: 12 K, 6 D
- Mariah Clark: 11 K, 3 D, 2 BLK
- Morgan Seal: 11 K
- Erin Quinn: 21 A, 14 D
- Samantha Sallade: 27 D, 5 A
MARY WASHINGTON STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Leslie Walters: 11 K, 3 D, 3 BLK
- Peyton Dunow: 9 K, 10 D
- Wren Berry: 32 A, 6 D
- Jenna Yost: 13 D
- The Vikings collected 23 blocks on the night, including 15 against Randolph-Macon, putting that at No. 4 in the Berry record book for team blocks (4 sets)
- With the wins, Berry improves to 4-2 overall on the year.
- Randolph-Macon falls to 4-1, and Mary Washington moves to 4-3 on the season.
The Vikings will continue play at the UMW Invitational tomorrow, with matches against Susquehanna and Johns Hopkins. Set one against Susquehanna begins at 2:00 p.m. in Fredericksburg, Va.