Washington D.C. - After hosting four consecutive home matches, the Hollins volleyball team returned to the road in hopes of getting back in the win column. The green and gold would travel to our nation's capital to face Trinity D.C. on Monday night. It was the first of two matches with the Tigers this season as Trinity is scheduled to come to Roanoke in early October.
The Tigers earned the first point of the match before Hollins answered by scoring the next 11 points of the opening set. During that stretch, Sarah Freeman served four of her five aces during the match. Leading 16-4, Hannah Piatak served out the set, picking up four aces of her own. In a theme that played out all night, Hollins was dominate from the service line, accumulating 28 total service aces. Hollins once again raced out to an early lead in the second set and never looked back. This time it was net play that led to the easy Hollins win as the visitors enjoyed a 10-2 advantage in kills. The third set was defined by Courtney Chappell and her trip to the service line. Leading 2-1, Chappell served Hollins to 13 straight, nine via the service ace and Hollins wrapped up the, 3-0, sweep of the Tigers.
Chappell finished her night with 14 service aces, giving the sophomore an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) leading 39 aces on the season. First-year middle Charlie Vollmers led with a match high seven kills to go with five aces, and a pair of digs. Freeman finished with five service aces while assisting on 13 of the team's 24 kills. Kiki Speights added six kills and a block with Brie Faircloth registering three assists, four digs, and a kill.
Four different Tigers recorded a kill while Tatiana Marroquin recorded a match high five digs and a pair of assists.
Hollins will return home and back to ODAC play on Wednesday night when they play host to Emory & Henry College at 7:00pm.