Roanoke is 6-9 after dropping a match to Southern Virginia at RC on Saturday afternoon. The Maroons lost 25-18, 25-22 and 25-23.
With RC trailing 8-5 in set one, Southern Virginia won four straight points sparked by a pair of kills from Hailey Lohnes to extend the lead to 11-5. The Knights used another 4-0 run, beginning at the 18-11 mark, to take the set and a 1-0 advantage in the match.
In a back-and-forth set two that saw 11 ties, Roanoke took a 19-18 lead with back-to-back kills from Alex Wolfe, followed by a kill from Kylah Blackmore. SVU responded three points later with a 4-0 run capped by a kill from Allison Tiegs to take the set.
With the score 19-13 in favor of SVU in set three, Roanoke won the next five points highlighted by three kills from Sydney Daniel and two from Blackmore to close the gap 19-17. A kill from Meagan Smith followed by a Knight error evened the set at 23-23 but the Knights claimed the last two points of the set to take the match.
The Maroons were scheduled to play at Randolph-Macon Wednesday night. Next Wednesday, October 4, they host Guilford.
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