Oct. 16, 2010

Courtesy of Emory

WALTHAM, MA- In a match between two of Division IIIs top-ranked teams, the Emory volleyball squad came up short against No. 1 Washington University in the opening game of the University Athletic Associaiton Round Robin II in Waltham, Mass. The Bears upped their overall record to 22-0 (4-0 UAA) following a 25-22, 18-25, 17-25, 25-21, 15-6 come-from-behind decision against the Eagles who slipped to 17-4 overall (3-1 UAA).

After a closely played first set that saw Wash U., pull away from a 20-20 tie, Emory, ranked No. 2, regained it focus and dominated the second and third games. The Eagles never trailed in sets two and three, leading at one point, 20-9 in the second set and 10-3 early in the fourth game. The Bears wrestled back some momentum in the fourth set, allowing Emory to have the lead on just one occasion at 5-4. Trailing by a 15-11 count, the Eagles battled back to tie the game at 17-17 and trailed by just one point at 21-22 before the Bears recorded the sets final three points to force a fifth game.

In the fifth set, the Eagles held a 4-3 advantage, before Wash U., responded with a 7-1 run that gave it a 10-5 edge. After the Eagles cut the gap to four points, the Bears rattled off five unanswered points to close out the match.