D&E bests Caldwell in debut
Lady Senator spikers sweep Virginia State
ELKINS — Nariana Nealy scored a pair of goals as Davis & Elkins rolled to a 4-1 victory over Caldwell University in its season opener Sunday at Nuttall Field.
The Lady Senators jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the contest when Asheli Freed scored off an assist from Nealy at the 9:16 mark of the first half.
Nealy scored the first of her two goals off and assist from Freed 13 minutes later to give D&E a 2-0 advantage.
After the Lady Cougars (1-1) cut the deficit to 2-1 off an Olivia Aldrich score at the 30:15 mark, the Lady Senators’ Angelina Horan headed in a goal off a corner kick from Freed with under 5 minutes remaining in the half.
Nealy ended the scoring in the game when she knocked in her second goal of the contest at the 87:01 mark.
D&E held a 16-8 advantage in shots-on-goal and a 5-4 edge in corner kicks. Katie Clarke had four saves in net for the winners.
The Lady Senators will entertain Walsh on Saturday for a noon contest.
D&E goes 1-2 at Virginia St.
ETTRICK, Va. — Davis & Elkins College closed play in the Virginia State Invitational by sweeping the hosts by scores of 26-24, 25-18 and 25-22 on Saturday.
It was the first win of the season for the Lady Senators, who had lost to Georgian Court in Saturday’s first match by a score of 3-2 and dropped a 3-2 decision to Shepherd on Friday.
Kaitlyn LaCour had 11 kills, Mya Mintschenko eight kills and Raleighanne Weaver seven kills in the win over Virginia State, while Sarah Warren had 22 assists and Kelly Smith 14 digs and two ace serves.
Lillie Muller, LaCour and Mintschenko had two blocks apiece.
D&E (1-2) will return to action Friday at the California (Pa.) tourney.