EMORY, Va. - Emma Gunn put away 16 kills and hit .542 in Guilford College's 3-2 volleyball win at Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Emory & Henry College Tuesday night. Gunn led a trio of Quakers with double-digit kills as Guilford (11-14, 5-5 ODAC) won for the ninth time in 12 matches.
Emory & Henry (14-10, 5-5 ODAC) hit a blistering .407 in the first set to take a 25-16 victory. The Quakers battled back in the second with a 25-21 win in a set that featured 10 ties and five lead changes. The Wasps took the third set, 25-22, but failed to put the match away as Guilford took the fourth set, 25-23. That set saw 11 ties and six lead changes and no team with more than a four-point edge. The Quakers jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the decisive fifth set, only to see Emory & Henry draw to within 14-13 before an attacking error gave Guilford the winning point.
Mary Moody contributed her team-leading sixth double-double of the season for Guilford with 12 kills and 14 digs. Laura Kopald had 10 putaways on .250 hitting and Brittany DeCesare added eight kills. Taylor Whitley was solid with five kills on .571 hitting, plus five digs and 43 assists. Malikah French had four kills, four service aces and four blocks. Taylor Phillips chipped in with 15 digs.
Emory & Henry's Jamie Cockerham led all students with 19 kills, to which she added 19 digs, three service aces and three blocks. Morgan Grant contributed 14 kills and eight digs. Sam Lucado had five of Emory & Henry's 16 service aces and 14 digs.
Guilford closes the regular season Thursday (10/27) at Salem College.
May 5, 2012 Guilford Volleyball Seniors Graduate
April 17, 2012 Guilford Honors Top Students At Year-End Ceremony
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