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Lady Flames Take a Pair at Virginia Tech

March 29, 2008
|  Blacksburg, Va.
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Chelaine McCarty posted high attack percentages throughout the day on Saturday.

Chelaine McCarty posted high attack percentages throughout the day on Saturday.

The Lady Flames volleyball team swung tough in Blacksburg, Va., on Saturday, earning two victories and splitting another match at the Virginia Tech spring invitational. The tournament format consisted of four matches of two games each.

The Liberty netters opened play against conference opponent Radford. With .500 attacking percentages from middle blockers Chelaine McCarty and Kirstyn Sanders, the Lady Flames put away both games, 25-16 and 27-25.

Liberty then dominated both games against East Tennessee State, hitting .603 as a team with 30 kills and only three errors. The Lady Flames won their second match of the day, 25-15 and 25-14. Senior outside hitter Jessica Nelson paced the effort with 10 kills and a .642 attacking percentage.

In match three, the host Hokies proved to be too tough for the Liberty squad. The Lady Flames fell to Virginia Tech, 25-22 and 25-23, despite the efforts of middle blockers McCarty and Ashley Webber. The duo led Liberty's offensive efforts, each hitting over .600.

The Lady Flames finished the day by splitting their match against James Madison. After falling in the first game by a 25-23 count, Liberty came back swinging to beat the Lady Dukes soundly, 25-16, in the second.

The Lady Flames will be busy this upcoming weekend. They will play a Saturday intrasquad scrimmage at the Vines Center, beginning at 10 a.m. Liberty will then travel to Richmond, Va., next Sunday, for VCU's spring tournament.