by Brian Hoffman
The Roanoke College women’s volleyball team continued their road trip on Monday evening, falling to Salem of North Carolina in Winston-Salem in three sets.
This was the second meeting of the two teams as the Maroons took the first matchup, 3-2, in their opening game of the Maroon Classic earlier this season. The second meeting included a true back and forth opening set with both teams having leads early and mid-way through the first set, with nether team having more than a three-point lead. The Maroons led at 23-21 and 24-23, but Salem scored three-straight points to win the set 26-24 and take a 1-0 match lead, then went on to win the next two, 25-16 and 25-19.
Peyton Kirchner had a match-high 12 kills for the Maroons while hitting for .417 in the three sets. Kylee Draper finished the match with the match-high 29 assists. It marked the 15th time this season that she has finished with 25+ assists in a match.