Courtesy Wilson College Athletics Department
ROANOKE, VA (Sept. 21, 2019) — The Wilson College Phoenix (6-5, 0-0) took part in a tri-match against the Tigers of Trinity Washington University and Hollins University (8-7, 0-3) at Hollins University Saturday.
Wilson took the first match, against Trinity, three sets to none but lost to Hollins, in the second, three sets to none.
In the first match against the Tigers, the Phoenix won three sets to nil with scores of 25-8, 25-12, and 25-4. Sophomore Tioleaoauli Posiulai (Waipahu, HI., University Laboratory School) led the team with eight kills. Sophomore Tia Jones (Springfield, VA., Lake Braddock) added seven more. Junior Lizzy Farnes (Coconut Creek, Fla., Coral Springs) finished with six.
Wilson served the ball masterfully all match as the team finished with 22 aces. Jones led the team with six while freshmen Jenna Mongold(Mercersburg, PA., James Buchanan) and Anika Eigen-Zucchi(Washington, D.C., St. Johns College High School) both notched five. Mongold also finished with 21 assists.
For the first match, the Phoenix finished with 26 kills on 44 attempts against seven errors for a hitting percentage of .432 while holding their opponents to six kills on 46 attempts against 15 errors for a hitting percentage of -.196. Wilson also racked up 24 digs, 23 assists, and 22 aces.
In the second match, Wilson was defeated by Hollins three sets to nil with scores of 25-15, 26-24, 25-17. Jones led the team with 9 kills while Posiulai and Eigen-Zucchi followed up with eight and six kills, respectively. Sophomore Madison Coy (Indiana, PA., Penns Manor) led both teams with five aces. Mongold led both teams with 26 assists, and Eigen-Zucchi led the team with 13 digs.
The Phoenix finished with 29 kills on 115 attempts against 18 errors for a hitting percentage of .096 while Hollins finished with 36 kills on 97 attempts against eight errors for a hitting percentage of .289. Wilson led both teams with 11 aces and was able to finish with four blocks, 27 assists, and 50 digs.
The women’s volleyball team will be back in action this Wednesday, September 25, where they will take on St. Mary’s College of Maryland (4-9, 0-0) at 7:00 P.M.