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Nicole Shannon had 28 digs Saturday in a 3-1 ODAC loss at Virginia Wesleyan.
Nicole Shannon had 28 digs Saturday in a 3-1 ODAC loss at Virginia Wesleyan.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Host Virginia Wesleyan continued its strong start to the 2018 volleyball season with a 3-1 ODAC victory over Shenandoah University Saturday afternoon.

Shenandoah (4-8, 0-2 ODAC) opened the match with a 25-22 triumph in the opening set only to see the Marlins (7-3, 2-0) respond with wins at 21, 23 and 16 in sets two through four to claim victory.

IN BRIEF

  • Set scores: 25-22, 21-25, 23-25, 16-25
  • Shenandoah hit its match-high .256 in the opening set with 16 kills against six errors in 39 attempts
  • VWU also had its match-best performance in the opening set, hitting .300 with 16 kills against four errors in 40 attempts

MATCH LEADERS

Kills

Caylin Harris 21, Emily Cheatwood 11

Assists

Megan Hillyard 41

Digs

Nicole Shannon 28, Hillyard 14, Hannah Lien 11, Harris 10

UP NEXT

Shenandoah returns home on Wednesday for a 7:30 non-league match versus Penn St. - Altoona

MATCH NOTES

  • This was the eighth matchup between the two programs since 2012 with Virginia Wesleyan winning all eight
  • The Hornets set one win was the squad's first over VWU since 2015

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