By Brian Hoffman
The Roanoke College volleyball team will host the annual “Maroon Classic” this weekend in Salem. Matches will be held Friday and Saturday at the Cregger Center on the RC campus.
The Maroons will play twice both days. On Friday they’ll host Salem College at 6 pm and Methodist at 8 pm. Then, on Saturday, they play North Carolina Wesleyan at 1 pm and Mary Baldwin at 5 pm.
The Maroons opened the season in Danville last weekend at the Cougar Classic. RC played four times, winning one and losing three. The Maroons lost to Bob Jones University and William Peace on Friday. The Bob Jones match was a five set marathon that the Maroons lost by the score of 31-29, 23-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-13.
On Saturday Roanoke held on to beat Piedmont in five sets, 25-21, 25-23, 15-25, 26-28, 17-15. Peyton Kirchner had a match-high 20 kills while Rylee Mayer had 15 and Ryanna Clark finished with 13 kills for the Maroons.
Roanoke then played Meredith in their final match of the weekend and fell in four, 25-11, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16.