BRIDGEWATER- After opening their season with two straight tournaments, Bridgewater returned to Nininger Hall Tuesday night and celebrated their home opener with an impressive 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-12) sweep over visiting Randolph College.
The contest doubled as both the Eagles home opener as well as their Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener. The sweep raises the BC mark to 6-1, 1-0 ODAC...
First thing is to take a look at the remainder of the BC schedule for those interested in catching these young ladies in action:
9/13 @ Emory & Henry 2:00 PM
9/17 @ EMU (Harrisonburg) 6:30 PM
9/19 & 9/20 - Home for BC Invitational Tourney
9/23 Home vs. Roanoke 6:30m PM
9/25 @ Ferrum 7:00 PM (Below Roanoke)
9/27 Washinton & Lee 11:00 AM
9/30 @ Lynchburg 6:30 PM
10/7 @ Va. Wesleyan 6:30 PM (Tidewater)
10/10 & 10/11 - @ Averett (Danville,Va) Invitational
10/15 Home vs. Randolph Macon 7:00 PM
10/18 @ Sweet Briar - Double Header with Sweet Briar & Mary Baldwin
10/22 Home vs. Guilford 6:30 PM
10/30 Home vs. Mary Baldwin 6:30 PM
10/31 @ Mary Washington 7:00 PM (Fredricksburg)
11/7 + 11/8 - ODAC Tourney @ Hollins (Roanoke)
11/13-11/15- NCAA Regional
Nov 20-22... NCAA Final 8
Some notes and thoughts from the match:
* The team wasn't the only one making their Nininger Hall debut. New Eagles Head Coach Greg Spector and Assistant Coach Matt Maynard were directing their squad for the first time on the Bridgwater campus. Mary Frances Heishman created the program from scratch back in 1975 and when the Eagles played their first varsity game in 1976, Heishman was leading the way. Heishman remains at BC and was in the gym last night for the match...
* Tricia Davis continued her early stellar play as the junior setter from New Kent High School recorded 27 assists and going 15 of 16 on serve. Davis was named the MVP of the Emory & Henry Invitational back in August. Davis added 2 aces and 1 kill to the Eagles attack Tuesday night. Thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Davis for sharing some notes!
* Davis recorded a number of her assists with passes to a trio of young ladies with ties to the Shenandoah Valley. Erika Dimagl (Sherando '06) and Katie Baker (Strasburg '08) were on the receiving end of a number of Davis sets and both gave the home crowd something to cheer about. The UN-official numbers show Dimagl with 9 kills and Baker with 7 kills and a pair of blocks. Candice Guy (Wilson Memorial Green Hornets-'07) added 8 kills to the offense and Kara Hayslip had the top serve of the night for the home team.
The fourth member of the 2008-2209 squad from the area was on the sidelines nursing an injury last night. Blair Wampler (James Wood '08) is recovering from an injury and wasn't available to Spector and Maynard last night.
More to come later, including some game notes and pics from the action... Back in a bit...
While Katie and her new team were defeating the Wildcats her old team was taking care of the Stonewall Jackson Generals. Strasburg improved to 4-2 on the young season with a 3-1 victory over their Shenandoah County neighbors last night up in Strasburg. Congrats to Coach Mathias and Company!