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Volleyball Falls to #2 Emory, 3-1
 


Louisa Kishton led the Blue Jays with 16 kills.
 
 
Sept. 1, 2017

Box Score

The Basics 
Score: 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 25-23)
Records: Johns Hopkins (0-1), #2 Emory (1-0)
Location: Springfield, OH (Wittenberg University)
The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s volleyball team opened up the 2017 season against #2 Emory University, but fell short of the upset in a highly contested four set match.

How it Happened
• The Blue Jays dropped the first two points of the match, but quickly tied it up.
• The two teams played back-and-fourth volleyball before the Eagles were able to go on a run to claim the first set.
• Hopkins opened the second set on a 6-0 run, however, Emory would chip away and eventually get the score to 10-7. The Jays then went on a 5-1 run and claimed the second set by four points.
• Emory went up seven points in the third set, but JHU rallied to get within two points, however the Eagles would hang onto the lead and go up two sets.
• The fourth and final set was highly contested, with neither team able to pull away. The Jays were able to get a lead late in the set, but Emory rallied and took the decisive set.

What it Means
• The Jays still have yet to defeat the Eagles, falling to 0-8 all-time.
• Prior to this match, Hopkins had won its previous two season openers.

Inside the Box Score
Louisa Kishton led the team with 16 kills, while Elizabeth Wuerstle was second with 15.
Kristi Rhead dished out 22 assists for the Jays, while Natalie Aston contributed 17 helpers.
• Hopkins had a kill percentage of .201, while Emory had a kill percentage of .194.

Up Next
• The Jays will play two matches tomorrow, Saturday September 2. The first match will be against Illinois Wesleyan and is scheduled to begin at 12:30 pm. Match two will be against #11 Wittenberg and will start at approximately 5:30 pm.


 

 

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