Virginia Beach, VA - Hollins made the long trek to the eastern shore on Saturday to face a Virginia Wesleyan team that came into the afternoon riding a four game Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win streak. Since the turn of the calendar, the Marlins have won five of seven following a 3-8 start to the season. Hollins would look to end the Virginia Wesleyan run but would need to recapture the offensive rhythm they had found against Lynchburg earlier this week.
After shooting over 50% from the field on Wednesday night, Hollins found it tough going against the athletic defense of the Marlins. Virginia Wesleyan would start the game by scoring the first 18 points of the matchup while holding the visitors scoreless for the entire first quarter, 15-0. The Green and Gold would play even with the Marlins until the home team ended the first half on a 5-0 run to push their advantage to 20 at the break, 30-10. Hollins would go just 4-27 from the floor during the first 20 minutes, 14.8%. The second half would be no different as VWU turned over Hollins 25 times, leading to 32 points, during the afternoon. The Hollins defense was solid, holding their hosts to just over 30% from the field, but 25 Marlin offensive rebounds didn't allow the visitors to get out in transition throughout the game. In the end, Weslyen won their fifth straight conference game, 63-25.
LaChrisha Hill came off the bench to pace all Hollins scorers with eight points and three rebounds. Tayler Broyles had six points and five rebounds while Keyazia Taylor would secure 11 rebounds, good enough for co-game high honors.
Amanda Gerni netted 15 points to lead 13 different Virginia Wesleyan scorers. Mak McSweeney had 11 boards and the Marlins out-assisted their opponent 16-2.
Hollins will play their third game in five days tomorrow afternoon in a rare Sunday matchup when they play host to Wilson College in advance of hosting ODAC foe Eastern Mennonite on Tuesday night.