1997 W&L Volleyball Results

W&L 3, Eastern Mennonite 2 (ODAC Championship Match)
Nov. 8, 1997 - Hollins, Va.

Washington and Lee captured the 1997 Old Dominion Athletic Conference 
championship with a 15-13, 5-15, 16-14, 14-16, 15-11 victory over Eastern 
Mennonite in the finals. The title was the second for W&L as the Generals 
also won the league crown in 1995.

Senior setter Alison Beard had 51 assists, her third career match over 50 
assists, and sophomore Nancy Reinhart added 16 kills. Hilary Martin and 
Holly Thomsen each added 13 kills.

W&L finished the season winning its final nine matches to close with a 
19-9 record. Beard, Martin and Reinhart were named to the all-tournament 
team.

W&L 3, Guilford 1 (ODAC Semifinal) Nov. 8, 1997 - Hollins, Va. Washington and Lee advanced to the ODAC Championship Match with a 15-10, 14-16, 15-11, 15-6 victory over Guilford in the semifinals, avenging its only ODAC loss of the season. Sophomore Nancy Reinhart led the Generals with 23 kills and 24 digs and senior Holly Thomsen added 15 kills. Senior setter Alison Beard added 47 assists.
W&L 3, Emory & Henry 1 (ODAC Quarterfinal) Nov. 7, 1997 - Hollins, Va. Washington and Lee advanced to the semifinal round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference volleyball tournament with a 15-4, 15-12, 13-15, 15-2 victory over Emory & Henry at Hollins on Friday evening. The victory was the seventh in a row for the Generals who improved to 17-9 overall. Junior Megan Snodgrass and sophomore Nancy Reinhart each had 14 kills to lead the W&L offense and senior Holly Thomsen added 12 kills. Senior setter Alison Beard had 42 assists as W&L finished with 56 kills in the victory. Defensively, the Generals were led by Nancy Reinhart with 19 digs and Melissa Williams with five blocks. W&L senior Hilary Martin was injured late in the first game and W&L struggled in games two and three with her out of the lineup, but she returned late in game three and helped W&L to the easy game four win. Martin finished with five kills in just 10 attack attempts and also had three blocks.
W&L 3, Greensboro 1 Nov. 1, 1997 - Lexington, Va. Washington and Lee closed its regular season with a 16-14, 9-15, 15-8, 15-11 victory over Greensboro College in women's volleyball action on Saturday. The Generals won their sixth straight match to improve to 16-9 for the season. W&L will be the No. 1 seed for the ODAC Tournament which begins next Friday at Hollins. The Generals, now 30-1 at home over the last three seasons, were led by Nancy Reinhart with 16 kills and 18 digs. Hilary Martin added 13 kills and Megan Snodgrass and Holly Thomsen each added 12 kills. Alison Beard had a season-high 51 assists, the second highest single match performance in school history.
W&L 3, Eastern Mennonite 0 Oct. 30, 1997 - Lexington, Va. Washington and Lee won its third straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference regular season volleyball championship by defeating Eastern Mennonite 15-13, 15-9, 15-12 on Thursday night in the Warner Center. The Generals (15-9, 9-1 ODAC) will be the top seed for next weekend's ODAC Championship Tournament at Hollins. Eastern Mennonite fell to 13-15 overall and 8-2 in the league. Sophomore outside hitter Nancy Reinhart led the Generals to their fifth straight victory with 13 kills and junior middle hitter Megan Snodgrass added eight kills. Senior middle hitter Hilary Martin had 10 digs, eight kills and five blocks. Senior setter Alison Beard, who became W&L's all-time leader in assists last week, had 36 assists to push her career total to 2,001. W&L finishes the regular season by hosting Greensboro College on Saturday at 12:30 pm in the Warner Center.
W&L 3, Averett 2; W&L 3, Christopher Newport 1 Oct. 25, 1997 - Newport News, Va. Washington and Lee's volleyball team picked up two key regional victories on Saturday, by defeating Averett in five games and then defeating Christopher Newport in four games. With the two wins, the Generals are now 14-9 for the season, and will face Eastern Mennonite on Thursday in a key Old Dominion Athletic Conference match at 6:30 PM in the Warner Center. In the day's first match, W&L defeated Averett, the eighth ranked team in the south region, 11-15, 16-14, 8-15, 15-11 and 16-14. Senior setter Alison Beard had 46 assists in the Averett match, while sophomore Nancy Reinhart added 23 kills and 21 digs, senior Hilary Martin had 20 kills and junior Megan Snodgrass had 16 kills. In the Generals second match of the day, W&L defeated host Christopher Newport 15-9, 16-14, 13-15 and 15-12. Against CNU, Reinhart led the way with 21 kills, and Snodgrass added 13 kills and three service aces.
W&L 3, Hollins 1 Oct. 23, 1997 - Hollins, Va. Junior Megan Snodgrass had a season-high 18 kills to lead Washington and Lee past Hollins 15-4, 14-16, 16-14, 15-7 in an ODAC volleyball match on Thursday evening. Freshman setter Katherine Kline added a career-high 33 assists for the Generals who improved to 12-9 overall and 8-1 in the league. The victory sets up a showdown with league-leading Eastern Mennonite next Thursday evening in the Warner Center where a W&L victory would assure the Generals of their third straight ODAC regular season championship. W&L will prep for that match with a pair of nonconference matches on Saturday in Newport News, Va. The Generals play Averett at 2:00 and then will play Christopher Newport at 4:00.
W&L 3, Randolph-Macon 0 Oct. 21, 1997 - Lexington, Va. Washington and Lee took over sole possession of second place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with a 15-6, 15-11, 15-8 victory over Randolph-Macon on Tuesday evening in the Warner Center. Both teams entered the game with 6-1 league marks, one half game behind league-leading Eastern Mennonite (6-0). W&L was led by junior hitter Megan Snodgrass and sophomore hitter Nancy Reinhart with eight kills each. Seniors Holly Thomsen and Hilary Martin contributed seven and six kills, respectively and senior Alison Beard had 24 assists. The Generals (11-9 overall) rolled to a 15-6 victory in game one, but trailed 9-1 early in game two before rallying for a 15-11 victory. W&L's third game victory was highlighted by five service aces, including three from Reinhart. W&L plays at Hollins on Thursday evening.
Guilford 3, W&L 1 Oct. 16, 1997 - Greensboro, N.C. Guilford defeated Washington and Lee 14-16, 15-11, 15-4, 15-8 on Thursdayevening in ODAC volleyball, snapping W&L's 23-match ODAC regular seasonwinning streak that dated to 1995. Hilary Martin had 11 kills and becamethe first player in schooly history to go over 1,000 career kills. The senior middle blocker now has 1,001. W&L is now 10-9 overall and 6-1 in the league.
Emory Invitational Oct. 10-11, Atlanta, Ga. Sewanee 3, W&L 2: The Generals opened up with a 15-6 win in the first game against the Tigers, but then dropped two straight games 15-10 and 15-5. W&L came back to win game four 15-8, but then lost 15-10 in rally scoring. Nancy Reinhart had 23 kills and 22 digs for W&L and Holly Thomsen had 19 kills and 20 digs. Alison Beard had 34 assists. Westminster 3, W&L 0: Westminster, ranked eighth in the South, breezed past W&L 15-2, 15-7 and 15-12. Hilary Martin led W&L with seven kills. Centre 3, W&L 1: Centre beat W&L 15-6, 15-17, 15-3 and 15-4 in the final match in pool play. Nancy Reinhart led the Generals with 11 kills and Megan Snodgrass added nine. Alison Beard had 27 assists and 13 digs. Greensboro 3, W&L 1: Greensboro beat W&L 15-4, 15-5, 11-15 and 15-6 in the match for seventh place. Nancy Reinhart had 10 kills for W&L and Melissa Williams had a career-high seven blocks.
W&L 3, Lynchburg 0 Oct. 7, 1997 - Lexington, Va. Sophomore Nancy Reinhart and senior Hilary Martin combined for 26 kills to lead Washington and Lee to a 15-6, 15-11, 15-11 victory over Lynchburg College in an Old Dominion Athletic Confernece volleyball match on Tuesday night. W&L won its fourth straight match to improve to 10-4 overall and 6-0 in the ODAC while Lynchburg fell to 14-6, 2-3. W&L, which won its 23rd consecutive ODAC regular season match, trailed 10-6 in game two before rallying for the win in that game. Reinhart had 14 kills while Martin had 12 and a team-high 11 digs. Freshman setter Pam Saulsbury led the Generals with 23 assists and she also had two of W&L's nine service aces in the match.
W&L 3, Bridgewater 2 Oct. 2, 1997 - Bridgewater, Va. For the second year in a row Washington and Lee rallied from a two-game deficit to defeat Bridgewater. The Generals beat Bridgewater 12-15, 12-15, 15-9, 15-6, 15-10 on Thursday evening in Bridgewater to stretch their ODAC regular season winning streak to 22 matches. That streak dates to a 1995 loss to Bridgewater which fell to 8-2 and 2-1 in the ODAC with the loss. W&L (9-4, 5-0 ODAC) was led by sophomore hitter Nancy Reinhart with a season-high 19 kills. Reinhart picked up 14 of her kills in the crucial third and fourth games as the Generals rallied to get back into the match. Senior Holly Thomsen helped key the game three win with three service aces and junior Megan Snodgrass had four of her seven kills in the fourth game. Seniors Hilary Martin and Alison Beard also had big nights for the Generals. Martin had 13 kills while Beard had a season-high 42 assists and a career-high 23 digs. W&L will be idle until hosting Lynchburg on Tuesday, October 7.
W&L 3, Randolph-Macon Woman's College 0 Sept. 30, 1997 - Lexington, Va. Washington and Lee defeated Randolph-Macon Woman's College 15-4, 15-4, 15-5 in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference volleyball match on Tuesday evening, giving head coach Terri Dadio her 100th career victory. Dadio is in her fifth season coaching the Generals and has compiled a record of 100-34 while leading W&L to the ODAC championship in 1995. Sophomore hitter Nancy Reinhart led the Generals (8-4, 4-0 ODAC) with nine kills and senior setter Alison Beard added 21 assists. The Wildcats (6-6, 1-2) were led by Ginger Raymond and Sarah Kittlaus with 10 kills each. W&L travles to 1996 ODAC champion Bridgewater on Thursday evening for a key early season showdown. The Generals have won 21 consecutive ODAC regular season matches dating to a 1995 loss to Bridgewater.
Maryville Tournament Sept. 26-27, 1997 - Maryville, Tenn. Savannah A&D d. W&L 3-0 Savannah, No. 5 in the South, beat the Generals 15-7, 15-8, 15-6. Nancy Reinhart led the Generals with 11 kills and Holly Thomsen had six. Westminster d. W&L 3-0 Westminster, No. 6 in the South, beat the Generals 15-1, 15-11, 15-11. Nancy Reinhart had 12 kills and 13 digs and Hilary Martin added 11 kills. Alison Beard led W&L with 21 assists. Maryville d. W&L 3-2 Maryville held off the Generals 16-14, 5-15, 15-11, 11-15, 15-10 in a five-game match. Nancy Reinhart led the Generals with 16 kills and 16 digs while Megan Snodgrass and Melissa Williams each had five blocks.\ W&L d. Eastern Mennonite 3-1 The Generals claimed seventh place at the tournament with a 15-5, 13-15, 15-9, 15-6 win over Eastern Mennonite. Nancy Reinhart led the way once again with 15 kills and 19 digs while Holly Thomsen had 12 kills. Alison Beard had a season-high 29 assists in the victory.
W&L 3, Roanoke 0 Sept. 23, 1997 - Salem, Va. The Generals defeated Roanoke 15-3, 18-16, 15-7 in an ODAC match in Salem to improve to 6-1 for the season and 3-0 in the ODAC. The victory was W&L's 20th consecutive ODAC regular season win dating to a 1995 loss to Bridgewater. The Generals trailed 13-8 in game two before rallying for the 18-16 win.
W&L 3, Sweet Briar 0 Sept. 18, 1997 - Lexington, Va. LEXINGTON -- Sophomore Nancy Reinhart had 10 kills as Washington and Lee easily defeated Sweet Briar 15-0, 15-6, 15-6 in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference match on Thursday evening. W&L improved to 5-1 overall with the win and 2-0 in the ODAC, stretching its ODAC regular season winning streak to 19 matches. Sweet Briar fell to 0-9, 0-2. Junior Megan Snodgrass aided the W&L offense with five service aces and four kills and sophomore Mary Beth Brookby had three service aces. Freshman Pam Saulsbury had 14 assists. W&L will be until until a match at Roanoke on September 23.
W&L 3, Emory & Henry 1 Sept. 16, 1997 - Emory, Va. Washington and Lee's volleyball team opened up Old Dominion Athletic Conference play with a 15-13, 15-13, 9-15, 15-11 victory at Emory & Henry on Tuesday evening. The win improved W&L's record to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the league and extended W&L's ODAC regular season winning streak to 18 matches. W&L trailed 13-5 in the second game before rallying for the final 10 points of the game to earn the victory. Sophomore outside hitter Nancy Reinhart led the Generals with 14 kills, 12 digs and three service aces while junior Megan Snodgrass added 12 kills, 12 digs and three blocks. Senior Hilary Marty also contributed 11 kills ans senior Alison Beard had 18 assists. The Generals will be home on Thursday evening in the Warner Center for an ODAC match against Sweet Briar. The match will begin at 6:30.
7th Annual W&L Invitational Sept. 12-13, Lexington, Va. Washington and Lee opened the volleyball season with a second place showing at the 7th Annual W&L Invitational. The Generals won their first three matches before falling in four games to Johns Hopkins in the final. The loss snapped a 23-match home court winning streak that dated to 1994. In the opener W&L routed Mary Baldwin 15-12, 15-3, 15-0 as senior Hilary Martin registered 11 kills and two solo blocks. W&L capped off Friday night's action with a thrilling 15-4, 12-15, 15-7, 8-15, 16-14 win over North Carolina Wesleyan. The Generals trailed 14-11 in the fifth and deciding game before sophomore Nancy Reinhart served out the final five points for the victory. Reinhart led the Generals with 16 kills in the match and senior setter Alison Beard added 26 assists. On Saturday the Generals opened with a 15-2, 15-13, 15-9 victory over Catholic as Reinhart had 17 kills and just two attack errors in 30 attempts. Senior Holly Thomsen added 10 kills and freshman setter Pam Saulsbury had 19 assists. After dropping the first game to Johns Hopkins 15-5, the Generals came back to win game two 15-13, but the Blue Jays cruised 15-3 and 15-3 in games three and four. Thomsen led the Generals with 10 kills. W&L opens Old Dominion Athletic Conference play with a match at Emory & Henry on Tuesday and a home match against Sweet Briar on Thursday evening.
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