ASHLAND, Va. - Senior Riley Martin (Crozet, Va./Western Albemarle) recorded 19 assists and sophomore Erin Quinn (Morrisville, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) added 18 assists as the top-seeded Randolph-Macon volleyball team downed No. 8 Lynchburg 3-0 Wednesday evening in the ODAC quarterfinals in Crenshaw Gymnasium.
The Yellow Jackets (23-7) earned the right to host the remainder of the ODAC Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 7. The semifinals will be at 10 a.m. (#1 R-MC vs. #4 Roanoke) and 12:30 p.m. (#2 Virginia Wesleyan vs. #3 Washington and Lee), with the winners meeting in the championship game at 5 p.m.
R-MC took the opening game 25-22, won the second 25-23 and dominated in the finale 25-12.
The Hornets (8-18) kept Game 1 close. LC built an 8-6 lead before a 10-3 run by the home team gave R-MC a 16-11 advantage. The Hornets had a 5-1 spurt to trail 17-16. The Yellow Jackets held a slight 23-22 lead before scoring the final two points to take the opener.
After giving up the first point in Game 2, R-MC scored five straight to take a 5-1 advantage. The Yellow Jackets led 9-7 before tallying four in row for a 13-7 lead. The home team was up 20-15 before LC got four straight to pull within one. R-MC scored twice to take a 22-19 lead. The Hornets pulled within one at 24-23 before the Yellow Jackets nailed the final point to claim the second game.
LC was close again early in Game 3, holding a 7-6 lead. R-MC used a 15-2 spurt to take a commanding 21-9 advantage on its way to a 25-12 victory in the final game.
Senior Courtney Lowers (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond River) paced the Yellow Jackets with 10 kills and added 10 digs. Seniors Addie Cooper (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry), Emily Ortiz (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) and Katie Rossberg (Crozet, Va./Western Albemarle) each registered eight kills.
Sophomore Samantha Sallade (Newport News, Va./Peninsula Catholic) led all players with 14 digs.