Volleyball Sweeps Maroon Classic
SALEM, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan College volleyball team swept a pair of matches on Friday of the Roanoke College Maroon Classic with information from Saturday's matches still to be reported from Salem.
Marlins vs. Meredith - Won (25-14, 25-21, 25-14) - Box Score
The Marlins defeated Meredith College in three sets while using just seven players. Tiffany Barrett led the way with nine kills and a career-high six service aces as Allison Mackley contributed eight kills. Kirstin Sessoms posted 25 assists while Marin Crowder had 14 digs. VWC hit .211 for the match while holding Meredith to a negative team hitting percentage and 24 attack errors.
Marlins vs. Randolph - Won (25-14, 25-9, 25-18) - Box Score
The Marlins took down Randolph College in a rare non-conference matchup in the nightcap Friday. Since the two teams face off later in the season as well, this first contest in a non-ODAC match so the conference schedule stays balanced.
Barrett once again led the Marlins in kills with 13 while Sessoms added 32 assists. Crowder led the Marlins with 13 digs as Rosalind Ludovici finished with a balanced stat line of eight kills, seven digs, a block, and a service ace.
Marlins vs. Ferrum - Won (25-10, 25-21, 25-11)
Maddy McMurry led the Marlins with eight kills in 13 attempts while Sessoms posted another 26 assists and three service aces as Virginia Wesleyan continued its win streak with a win in the first game Saturday.
Marlins vs. Mary Baldwin - Won (25-15, 25-10, 25-17) - Box Score
Virginia Wesleyan swept Mary Baldwin to extend a set streak to 12 straight wins. Mackley and Barrett each had nine kills as Sessoms contributed 26 assists. Crowder led the Marlins with 10 digs while McMurry and Mackley shared the Marlins' lone block of the Fighting Squirrels.
Crowder and Sessoms were both named to the all-tournament team following competition.
Maroon Class All-Tournament Team
Jessica Block - Roanoke College
Alexandra Martin - Roanoke College
Jasmine Aguinaldo - Meredith College
Sarah Hendrix - Ferrum College
Katelyn Rice - Mary Baldwin College
Marin Crowder - Virginia Wesleyan College
Kirstin Sessoms - Virginia Wesleyan College
Box scores from Saturday's matches against Ferrum College and Mary Baldwin College are not yet available. Stay tuned to vwcathletics.com for those as they are posted.
Virginia Wesleyan (6-4) hosts N.C. Wesleyan College Tuesday night at 7 p.m.