Alex Allen, Copy Editor~
Lynchburg College Women’s Volleyball team hosted cross-town rival Randolph College on Friday, Oct. 27, in Turner gymnasium. While this game was an important rival game and the last regular season game for the lady Hornets, it was also senior night.
LC celebrated seniors Maral Tsolmon, Mesa Willis, Amanda Wrightson and Lynn Walsh. These four seniors were able to finish their last game in Turner with a 3-0 win. The sets were 25-22, 25-13 and 26-24.
When Joe Hutzler asked how they all controlled their emotions during their final game at Turner, Tsolmon stated:
“The thing is this may be our last home game, but we’re not finished with the season yet. We still have a Wednesday game, we’re going to win and then go to the semi-finals and I’m just trying to live in the moment.”
Adding to her long list of achievements, Walsh collected 24 assists on the night, putting her in sixth for overall career assists in the record book. However, her final season is not yet over.
Alongside Walsh were her fellow seniors who also added to their stat sheets on senior night. Willis contributed three kills and three digs to the books, Tsolmon added in 10 digs and one kill and Wrightson had five kills, one dig and three blocks.
LC was led by three sophomores in each statistical category. Sydney Frink led the team with 13 kills, Disa Haugsdahl led blocks with four and Lauren Stanford contributed 20 digs.
The lady hornets ended their regular season with an overall record of 16-7 and 7-4 within the conference. With their win on Friday against Randolph, they were placed as the fifth seed going into the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament.
The first game for LC will be away at Bridgewater College, who are ranked fourth, on Wednesday, Nov. 1.