Lehigh blanked by undefeated Towson

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09/11/2021 | 1:30 p.m.


BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Towson controlled the game from the start when the Lehigh volleyball team (2-5) kicked off the Tiger Invitational Friday afternoon at SECU. Arena fell in even sets (14-25, 13-25, 16-25).

The Tigers (9-0) dominated the first set and had an eight point lead in the middle of the set. Towson took advantage of a service error by Lylah Washington to win the set with nine, 25:14.

Towson played a round of runs in the second set, scored up to 12 points, and stayed there for the 25-13 win.

The third set started similarly to the first two, with Towson taking an early 4-0 lead. A Tiger kill and a bad set from Makena Smith gave the Tigers a 9-3 lead. Lehigh struggled to be just three points behind, but Towson won five of the last six points to win the set, 25-16 to win the three-set sweep.

Freshman Megan Schulte led the Mountain Hawks with seven kills and only made three mistakes with four digs. Hannah Wright in fifth grade had six kills, Lylah Washington in sophomore year five, and freshman Emily Stewart added four kills with two blocks and a ditch.

Freshman Makena Smith had 20 assists and six digs to speed Lehigh while freshman libero Kyleigh Brown led with seven digs.

The Mountain Hawks scored .167 as a team with 26 kills and 11 errors, while Towson scored .411 as a team with 46 kills and nine errors.

Lehigh continues the tournament on Saturday, facing Florida Atlantic at 1:30 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. fight with Temple. Both matchups will be streamed live on FloVolleyball ($).

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