Hopkins Cruises to W&L Invitational Title
LEXINGTON, VA -- The Johns Hopkins volleyball team is off to its best start in program history after winning the Washington & Lee Invitational Saturday in Lexington, VA. The Blue Jays (8-0) took 12 of 13 sets en route to collecting four wins and capturing their second straight tournament crown.
Freshman Jasmine Warmington led the Blue Jay attack, racking up 40 kills and earning tournament most valuable player honors for the second consecutive week. Senior libero Amelia Thomas notched 48 digs and was named to the all-tournament team.
Hopkins opened the weekend defeating North Carolina Wesleyan, 3-1 (25-19, 25-13, 24-26, 25-19). Carolyn Zin and Mariel Metalios combined for 37 assists, while Katie Schwarz notched a season-high 22 digs in the victory against the Battling Bishops.
In Friday's second match, the Blue Jays dispatched Southern Virginia in straight sets, 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-19). Warmington had a 0.500 hitting percentage, tallying kills on nine of 18 attempts. Megan Schwarz, Thomas and Stephanie Yokoyama each had eight digs in the effort.
Hopkins cruised through its matches on Saturday, sweeping both Lynchburg (25-21, 25-11, 25-15) and Washington & Lee (25-16, 25-17, 25-13). Thomas tallied 30 digs on the day, while Metalios had 33 assists.
The Blue Jays have won 21 consecutive regular season matches dating back to September 27, 2011.
Hopkins takes its unblemished record to the Carnegie Mellon Invitational next weekend as it takes on John Carroll, Carnegie Mellon, Muskingum and Wooster.
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