LEXINGTON, VA —
Frostburg State downed host Washington & Lee 3-1 and followed with a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Christopher Newport to win the Washington & Lee Invitational championship Saturday.
The Bobcats, who have now won five straight matches to improve to 6-3 on the season, began the day with a 30-27, 30-24, 25-30, 30-22 victory over the host Generals, ranked No. 26 in the AVCA Division III Preseason Poll.
Senior Lauren Petrick (Denton, Md./North Caroline) led the way with 21 kills, while junior Carly McDonald (Owings, Md./Northern) and senior Jodi Carpenter (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) added 15 and 12 kills, respectively.
Sophomore Amanda Hernandez (Crofton, Md./Arundel) had 31 assists, and senior Sam Seyfferth (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) recorded 20 digs.
In the title match with Christopher Newport, the Bobcats overcame a 2-1 deficit with narrow victories in the final two games.
The Lady Captains (6-3) opened with a convincing 30-15 victory before FSU countered with a 30-25 win in game two. CNU pulled in front with a 30-24 game-three win, but FSU rallied with 30-26 and 15-11 victories to claim the championship.
Carpenter paced the Bobcats with 18 kills, while Petrick added 14 and McDonald 10. Seyfferth had 31 digs and Hernandez had 26 assists.
Senior Carrie Ness (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key) added 22 assists and 16 digs.
Both Petrick and Seyfferth were named to the All-Tournament Team for their strong performances.
The Bobcats return to action next weekend when they host the Maryland Division III State Tournament. FSU won last year’s inaugural tournament title at Johns Hopkins.
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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303