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Maroons Volleyball Dominates at Cougar Classic




Photo Courtesy of Maroon Athletics

Article by Brigitte Rec

   Victory was in the air this past Sunday, September 4th as the women’s volleyball team swept their two matches against Salve Regina University and William Peace University in the Cougar Classic in Danville, VA. With junior Kylah Blackmore leading the team with 17 kills, teammate Jessica Block was also recognized for her 40 assists in the match against Salve Regina. In game one, the Maroons took a quick 5-0 lead with a kill by sophomore Sydney Daniel assisted by Jessica Block. Sneaking up on Roanoke, Salve Regina gained momentum by adding four points, only to be shut down with a kill by freshman Alex Wolfe sending the Maroons into a lead of 15-6. Game one ended with a 25-16 victory for the lady Maroons. Game two was a loss for Roanoke with a score of 23-25, but the team snapped back in the third game and dominated Salve Regina 25-12. Though Roanoke was down, the fourth game kept a close score of 10-15 until a kill by Sydney Daniel ignited an additional 10 points, allowing Roanoke College to grasp the match win. Final scores were: 1) 25-16 2) 23-25 3) 25-12 4) 25-21.

        The next team against Roanoke at the Cougar Classic was William Peace University where the Maroons took a match win with a three game sweep. A tight first game, Roanoke worked hard to hold off a rally by William Peace most of the game resulting in a 28-26 win for RC. In game two, Roanoke put the first eleven points on the board and hit 15 kills on 31 attempts. Game three brought 13 kills in 27 attempts for the Maroons and won the game 25-12. With 10 kills and 10 digs, Kylah Blackmore was recognized for her efforts after the match and named to the all-tournament team. Final scores were: 1) 28-26 2) 25-13 3) 25-12. Up next for the lady Maroons will be a conference game hosted in the new Cregger Center on Wednesday, September 14th against Eastern Mennonite University.