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Wilson Breaks 2,000 Assists As Eagles Split Tri-Match​

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BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Victoria Wilson notched her 2,000 assist as the Bridgewater College volleyball team fell to St. Mary's (Md.) before beating Lebanon Valley in tri-match action on Saturday.

Game One: Bridgewater 1, St. Mary's (Md.) 3 (25-20, 14-25, 9-25, 24-26)

The Eagles jumped out to 7-3 lead behind two aces from Taylor McNeely to get set one started. Bridgewater would keep the lead as Deja Booker put down a kill to end set one.

St. Mary's controlled the second and third sets as the Eagles hit negative in both. Wilson acheived her 2,000 assist in the third on an Allison Clark kill. 

Bridgewater came back in the fourth ready to play and held a 17-13 advantage. The Seahawks hung around and were able to regain the momentum and tie the match at 22-22. The teams would trade points until 24-24 before an Eagle service error and a Seahawk kill gave St. Mary's (Md.) the match.

Clark led the team with 14 kills followed by Rachel Gaston with nine. Wilson put up 43 total assists and McNeely dug out a match high 22 balls in the setback.

Game Two: Bridgewater 3, Lebanon Valley 0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-18)

Bridgewater came out determined in their second match of the day. McNeely served 11 straight balls to put the Eagles up 15-5. Her strong play behind the line pushed the Eagles out in front to give Madison Haynes the opportunity to end set one on a kill.

The Eagles hit a whopping .405 in the second set while holding Lebanon Valley to a .194, which was still their best hitting percentage of the day. Gaston contributed to that hitting percentage by slamming down two kills at the end of the set to give the Eagles a two to zero advantage. 

The home team rolled to a victory in set three as the Dutchmen made too many costly mistakes. 

Gaston had a match high 15 kills and 19 digs. Booker also put down double digit kills, recording 11. Victoria Wilson continued to set the Eagle attackers, recording 38 assists and 15 digs. 

Bridgewater finishes the regular season 23-6. They await the official announcement of the ODAC Tournament pairings to see who they will host as the No. 3 on Wednesday, October 31.