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Volleyball Downs Regent in Straight Sets

Mackenzie Ambrose serves the ball

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Randolph College volleyball added another win to its season as the WildCats defeated visiting Regent University, 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-11), on Tuesday night in the RAD Center.

The opening set saw the teams stand on even ground before Regent took a slight 4-2 edge. The Royals would extend its lead to 9-6 but the WildCats responded with a 6-0 assault to jump ahead, 12-9. Randolph remained ahead of Regent, though the Royals managed to slice the deficit to 19-17. However, another 6-0 push by the WildCats handed Randolph the 25-17 set win.

Similar to the previous set, the second stanza saw Randolph and Regent stand even with an 8-all score but a 5-0 run by the WildCats gave Randolph a 13-8 advantage over the Royals, sending them into a timeout. Coming out of the break, Randolph continued to stay ahead, with the Royals eventually trimming the deficit to 21-16, but the WildCats would fire off four unanswered points to secure the 25-16 victory.

In the final set, the WildCats stormed ahead to a comfortable 16-3 lead and never looked back as they cruised to an easy 25-11 set win to clinch the match.

Mackenzie Ambrose (Floyd, Va./Floyd County) led the team with 10 kills to go along with three service aces. Autumn Troxell (Front Royal, Va./Warren County) chipped in nine kills for the offense while Rebecca Lesnak (Blountville, Tenn./Sullivan Central) added six kills and three service aces. Kennedy Webb (Nassawadox, Va./Northampton) also collected three service aces in the win and led defensively with 16 digs while Troxell added eight of her own. Taylor Webb (Nassawadox, Va./Northampton) finished the match with 17 assists while Brooks Gillerlain (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) dished out 14 assists.

Randolph improves to 3-8 and is back on its home court on Friday, Sept. 21 when it hosts Ferrum College in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) match. Start time is set for 7 p.m.