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Roanoke rallied for a 3-1 ODAC victory over Shenandoah Thursday evening.
Roanoke rallied for a 3-1 ODAC victory over Shenandoah Thursday evening.

WINCHESTER, Va. – Visiting Roanoke College rebounded from an opening set loss to down Shenandoah 3-1 in ODAC volleyball action Thursday night in the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center.

Shenandoah (8-11, 2-5 ODAC) was a 25-23 victor in the first set before Roanoke (13-6, 6-2) won at 18, 16 and 18 in sets two through four.


Set scores: 25-23, 18-25, 16-25, 18-25

Roanoke rebounded from the two point loss in the first set to seize control in the second and led throughout the third and fourth.



Emily Cheatwood 17 


Megan Hillyard 37


Caylin Harris 19, Hillyard 16, Nicole Shannon 15, Hannah Lien 12 


Shenandoah makes the short trip down I-81 for an 11 a.m. ODAC match at Bridgewater Saturday morning.


  • Roanoke leads the all-time series 19-3 and has won 14 of the last 15
  • Shenandoah was a 3-0 winner over the Maroons on October 21, 2017 for what turned out to be the Hornets final victory ever in Shingleton Gymnasium
  • Tonight's match was the Hornets Dig Pink event and addition to raising funds for the Side Out Foundation, senior Caylin Harris and her mother donated hair to "Locks of Love".
  • Shenandoah hit .071 with 41 kills and 29 errors in 169 attempts
  • Roanoke hit .206 with 57 kills and 23 errors in 165 attempts
  • SU had a 66 percent on sides out in the opening set but did not crack 41 percent in sets two through four
  • Roanoke was 60 percent on sides out
  • The two teams were tied a combined 10 times and traded the lead three times in the opening two sets but had just one tie and one lead change in sets three and four

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