Yellow Jackets Sting Volleyball Women On The Road

Janna Williams (right) had a team best .250 attack percentage against Randolph-Macon.  (photo by Scott Eyre)
Janna Williams (right) had a team best .250 attack percentage against Randolph-Macon. (photo by Scott Eyre)

The EMU volleyball women fell prey to first-place Randolph-Macon Wednesday night on the road, losing to the Yellow Jackets in straight sets.  The Royals struggled to find a rhythm in Ashland, Va., and are still in search of their first ODAC win.

The women played their best in the second set, staying within a single point until 15-14.  But a 4-0 R-MC run took control in that set for a 25-20 decision.  Game one finished at 25-16 while game three was 25-13.

EMU had more attack errors than kills, giving them a negative attack percentage for just the fourth time this season.  Sara Ritchie (Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby) had six kills while Janna Williams (Kenbridge, Va./Kenston Forest) added five.  They were the only two Royals to hit better than .000.

Jasmine Johnson (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) had 13 set assists.  Libero Katie Miller (San Antonio, Tex./Brandeis) picked up 21 digs, which was a season high in a three-set match.

Eastern Mennonite's women slide to 7-16 overall and 0-7 in the ODAC.  They have the weekend off before playing their three final home matches next week.  That home stand starts with Bridgewater College Tuesday night at 7:00pm in Yoder Arena.