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Natalie Lavelle (DMA) and Lynchburg Volleyball storms back to stun Virginia Wesleyan


                                              Natalie Lavelle

                                     Del.Military Acad.


     Lynchburg Va.-- Lynchburg College's volleyball team had strong comeback after losing the first two sets to defeat Virginia Wesleyan 22-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 15-13 in Friday's Old Dominion Athletic Conference matchup.

The Hornets collected 61 kills and had 97 digs. Sophomore Sydney Frink (Chester, Va.) had a career-high 14 kills and four digs. Lauren Stanford(Mechanicsville, Va.) dominated the back row with 30 digs, also setting a career high.

LC also got 13 kills from outside hitter Mesa Willis(Dabneys, Va.); eight kills, one dig, and five blocks from midddle Amanda Wrightson (Toms River, NJ); and 32 assists from senior Lynn Walsh (Columbia, Md.).



Final: Lynchburg 3, Virginia Wesleyan 2 (22-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 15-13)

Records: Lynchburg (7-4, 2-2 ODAC), Virginia Wesleyan (7-5, 2-1 ODAC)

Venue: Turner Gymnasium,Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.


  • In the first set, Virginia Wesleyan went on a eight-point run until Natalie Lavelle (D.M.A./Wilmington, Del.) ended the run with a hard kill. The Hornets faught hard to come from behind, but lost the first set 25-22.

  • Hornets took the lead early in the second match and held on as long as possible, but the Marlins came back to tie it, 14-14, and went on to win, 25-22.

  • Lynchburg led the thrid set early again and after mulitple back-and-forth swings, the Hornets held the lead and won, 25-20.

  • The Hornets dominated the fourth, 25-16..

  • VWU came out hard with Lynchburg trailing behind, 4-0. The Hornets worked hard to come back, and after a kill by Frink, assisted by Lynn Walsh, the score shifted 7-6, giving LC the lead until the end defeating the Marlins, 15-13.


The Hornets return to Turner Gymnasium on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., where they'll play host to Hollins.

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