Volleyball Sweeps the Field at Eagles Invitational

Volleyball Sweeps the Field at Eagles Invitational

RALEIGH, NC -- The Richard Bland College of William & Mary women's volleyball team swept the field with four straight victories at the Eagles Invitational hosted by Wake Tech Community College over the weekend.

With the victories, the Statesmen improve to 8-4 overall, while posting an impressive 5-1 start against NJCAA Division I teams in its second year as a program. Richard Bland is back in action on September 11 with a road contest against Regent University at 6:30 pm.

The tournament started with a victory over the undefeated Wake Tech Eagles in four sets, 25-11, 16-25, 25-21, 25-18. In the second match, the Statesmen had a solid showing by blanking Walters State 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 27-25).

On the second day the Statesmen began with tough Region X Conference opponent Spartanburg Methodist. Battling through injuries Richard Bland earned a tough five-set victory, 25-20, 25-20, 18-25, 19-25, 15-13. RBC then concluded the tournament with a dominant performance by defeaating Johnson and Wales in three sets (25-11, 25-19, 25-20).

"I am extremely proud of each and every one these student-athletes," said head coacdh Scott Newton. "We started this tournament with three players out with injuries, and then two more occurred during play throughout the weekend. It's never easy to constantly make adjustments set after each set, but the team stepped up to challenge and still managed to go 4-0. Our coaching staff could not be happier for them."