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Fairmont State outlasts D&E

The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley Kaitlyn LaCour makes a return against Fairmont State Saturday in MEC action.

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s volleyball team had its five-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Fairmont State University Saturday in Mountain East Athletic Conference action at the McDonnell Center.

After dropping the first contest of the match 25-23, the Lady Senators (16-8, 9-4 MEC) won the next two by the scores of 25-20 and 25-23 to go in front 2-1.

The Lady Falcons (12-14, 5-6) won the fourth game 25-18 to force a deciding contest that the visitors edged D&E, 15-13.

Kelly Smith had a strong showing for the Lady Senators with 24 digs, four assists and one ace. Kaitlyn LaCour finished with 25 kills and Sarah Warren tallied 52 assists.

Essence West had 22 digs and two aces for Davis & Elkins, while Mya Mintschenko had four blocks. Sarah Warren chipped in with 20 digs and Solei Daniels finished with 12 kills.

Emma Mobley had 29 digs for Fairmont State and Lilianna Keber collected 56 assists. Julia DiPaola came away with 18 kills and three aces.

The Lady Senators will remain home for a 7 p.m. matchup against rival West Virginia Wesleyan on Tuesday.

The Lady Falcons will entertain Frostburg State the same evening.