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Marlins Beat Ferrum 3-1 in ODAC Volleyball

Marlins Beat Ferrum 3-1 in ODAC Volleyball


FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference volleyball match tonight at home, falling 3-1 to Virginia Wesleyan University at Swartz Gym. Set scores were 23-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-19.

Virginia Wesleyan (11-7, 6-2 ODAC)
Ferrum (8-11, 0-7 ODAC)

The Panthers looked solid early on, taking the opening set after being deadlocked 21-21. Virginia Wesleyan won a tight second set, then outscored Ferrum 10-1 down the stretch in the third to take a 2-1 lead. Ferrum battled in the fourth set, but the Marlins seemed to have an answer for everything.

Virginia Wesleyan: Doneisha Hall 21 kills; Meghan Wood 45 asst; Amber Matalus 11 kills; Alyssa Taylor 12 digs; Sarah Brush 12 digs
Ferrum: Cheyenne Strickland 11 kils, 22 asst; Arielle Tritt 12 asst; Kayla Divers 18 digs; Kaelyn Daniel 9 kills, 12 digs

"Virginia Wesleyan is a top contender for the ODAC title and I really believe we were in this match tonight. We made too many mistakes against a good team and were unable to pull out a win. Unfortunately our conference record does not reflect the fight we have put up this season, but we are going to continue to battle these teams and work on improving each time we step on the court." -- Head Coach Ruthanne Duffy

Coach Ruthanne Duffy's team will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 13, at Eastern Mennonite University. The ODAC match is set for a 1:00 p.m. start in Harrisonburg, Virginia.