Eastern Mennonite came away with a split at a tri-match hosted by Lancaster Bible College on Saturday. With a win over Wilson College, the Royals improve to 6-13 on the season. They stay out of conference play tomorrow, playing a noon match at St. Mary's (Md.)
EMU 3, Wilson 0
The Royals had no problems in taking a sweep from Wilson, hitting a season-best .286 as a team. Set scores were 25-4, 25-14 and 25-6.
Coach Carrie Bert got all 15 of her healthy players into the match. Middle hitter Beck Hoskins (Danville, Va./Westover Christian Academy) had seven kills on only nine attacks to lead the charge. She also had two blocks. Maria Yoder (Manheim, Pa./Hempfield) and Erin Brubaker (Goessel, Kan./Goessel) each added four kills.
Sam Jacob (Harrisonburg, Va./Eastern Mennonite) racked up eight services aces. As a team, the women had 19 for their second-highest total of the season. Skyler Johnson (Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg) had eight digs.
Lancaster Bible 3, EMU 1
The Royals then returned to the court to take on the host Chargers. LBC took close wins in the first two sets, 25-18 and 25-22, before Eastern Mennonite rolled in the third, 25-14. The fourth set was close until Lancaster Bible gained a little space at the end to close the match, 25-20.
Brubaker led the attack with nine kills, followed closely by Janna Williams (Kenbridge, Va./Kenston Forest) with eight kills against just one error. Kara Smith (Hayes, Va./Gloucester) added five kills. Setters Jasmine Johnson (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) and Carly Gingerich (Goshen, Ind./Goshen) each had 15 assists.
Hoskins had seven blocks and Smith chipped in five.
Ashtyn Bouslog led Lancaster Bible with 15 kills and 18 digs.