LYNCHBURG, Va. - Aricquel Payne had a match-high 15 kills on .323 hitting, plus 14 digs and three blocks to help Lynchburg College to a 3-2 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) volleyball win over Guilford College Wednesday night. Elena Kritter added 14 putaways, 12 digs and two service aces for the Hornets (14-6), who improved to 6-1 in ODAC play.
Kritter had six kills in as many attempts as Lynchburg hit .481 with 17 kills in a 25-14 first-set win. The Hornets looks like they were in for a short night after a 25-17 victory in the second set, but the Quakers got five of Laura Kopald's seven kills in the third set and stayed alive with a 25-16 triumph.
Guilford (7-13, 3-4 ODAC) trailed 17-9 in the fourth set, but roared back to win 16 of the next 22 points and force a fifth set with a 25-23 triumph. The Quakers' comeback stalled in the fifth set, however as Guilford hit .048 with four errors in 21 attempts.
Moriah Sedlak added nine kills and Rebecca Loftis had eight for Lynchburg, which hit .205 as a team. Rachel Turk had 54 assists and eight digs, while Molly Deacon had 16 digs and a .972 serve receive percentage.
Senior Emma Gunn led Guilford with 13 kills on a match-high .458 hitting with two blocks. Malikah French chipped in with nine kills and four blocks. Mary Moody and Brittany DeCesare both had eight putaways. Taylor Whitley paced the Quakers with 34 assists and senior Taylor Phillips made a team-high 19 digs.
Guilford hosts Bridgewater College and Meredith College Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
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March 19, 2012 Four Students Awarded Guilford's Highest Athletic Honor
November 7, 2011 Guilford's Gunn and Phillips Named to All-ODAC Volleyball Team
November 2, 2011 Guilford Falls at Lynchburg in ODAC Tournament
October 27, 2011 Kopald and Moody Shine in 3-0 Win at Salem
October 25, 2011 Quakers Rally Past Emory & Henry, 3-2
October 21, 2011 Guilford Volleyball Continues Its Winning Ways
October 20, 2011 Quakers Down Roanoke in Home Finale, 3-1
October 15, 2011 Guilford Splits Senior Day Matches
October 12, 2011 Guilford Rally Falls Short in 3-2 Loss at Lynchburg
October 11, 2011 Laura Kopald Receives Weekly Honor
October 8, 2011 Guilford Adds Another Win, 3-1 Over Eastern Mennonite
October 5, 2011 Guilford Downs Randolph, 3-1
October 4, 2011 Balanced Effort Leads Guilford Past Greensboro, 3-0
September 30, 2011 Quakers fall to visiting Maryville, 3-0
September 29, 2011 Kopald, Gunn Help Guilford Past Hollins
September 27, 2011 Quakers Take Down Salem, 3-0
September 23, 2011 Quakers Fall at N.C. Wesleyan, 3-0
September 18, 2011 Randolph-Macon Prevails Over Guilford, 3-0
September 17, 2011 Virginia Wesleyan Defeats Guilford in Five
September 13, 2011 Quakers Fall in Home Opener to Washington and Lee
September 10, 2011 Guilford Wraps Up Play At Greensboro College Invitational
September 9, 2011 Guilford Downs Greensboro in Greensboro Invitational
September 7, 2011 Volleyball Comeback Stalls in 3-1 Loss at Meredith
September 3, 2011 Quakers Gain First Win of 2011
September 2, 2011 Volleyball Opens 2011 Season at Cougar Classic
August 22, 2011 Quakers Ranked Sixth in Preseason ODAC Poll