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Lady Flames Close Out Spring Schedule at Virginia

April 22, 2014
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Melissa Racz posted 17 kills on Saturday in a spring invitational at Virginia.

The Liberty volleyball team competed in its final spring tournament of 2014, on Saturday at Virginia. The Lady Flames went 1-2 during their time at Memorial Gymnasium, defeating Maryland of the ACC while falling, 2-1, to James Madison and the host Cavaliers.

On the day, Caroline Douglas led the Lady Flames with 36 kills, attacking at a .272 pace. Melissa Racz chipped in 17 total kills while hitting .306, and Nzea McQuitery (.417) added 12 kills. Gabrielle Shipe collected a team-best 16 digs, and Susan Babcock paced Liberty with five total blocks.

Liberty vs. Virginia
The Lady Flames took set one from Virginia, 25-21, before the Cavaliers rallied to win sets two and three, 25-17 and 15-11. Liberty hit .282 as a team, getting 11 kills from Douglas. Racz sent down eight kills, hitting .417, while McQuitery connected for kills on six of eight attempts.

Liberty vs. Maryland
Liberty downed the Maryland Terrapins, 2-1 (25-19, 18-25, 15-11), during the team's second match on Saturday. Douglas led the Lady Flames with 13 kills at a .324 attack percentage, while Rachel Smoltz collected a team-best eight digs.

Liberty vs. James Madison
For the third match in a row, Liberty claimed a set-one victory over James Madison, 25-18. The Dukes then won set two, 25-21, and set three, 15-11. Douglas once again led the way, with 12 kills, eight digs and two blocks. Racz and McQuitery totaled six kills apiece, while Babcock posted three blocks. Liberty hit .328 as a team against James Madison.