Ashburn, Va (September 7, 2015) – The Huskies hosted the Oakton Cougars last Thursday night in a non-conference matchup. The Huskies jumped out to a quick lead in the first set but struggled to close out the set 21-25. The second set (23-25) featured several long rallies in the tough match but the Husky committed several unforced errors that cost them the set. In the third and final set the Huskies found themselves in a huge hole 2-11 but managed to claw their way back into the match. With the score 21-24 the Huskies had the serve and a chance to continue fighting back only to have an unforced serving error dash their hopes of a late match rally.
The Huskies will look to bounce back from a pair of losses when they face off against their cross-town rivals, the Heritage Pride. Alexxa Faison led the Husky attackers with 7 kills while Vanessa Marinelli tossed 14 assists for the offense. Olivia Shaw and Autumn Downs led the defense with 16 and 9 digs respectively while Alexxa and Jill Morris had 2 blocks each.
Vanessa Marinelli was the Player of the Game recording 14 assists, 4 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs, and 1.5 blocks.
Match Scores: 21-25, 23-25, 21-25