HARRISONBURG, Va. – The App State volleyball team lost 3-0 to JMU in their second game against the Dukes on Saturday in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Mountaineers opened conference action against JMU on Friday night, losing 3-0 in their first encounter with the Dukes.
JMU 3, app status 0
second grader Lulu Ambrose led the team in kills and tallyed nine as of the afternoon. student in the first year Maya Winterhoff led the team in blocks of three. Sophie Cain posted a team-high 14 assists and freshman Kenady Roper posted 10 digs. senior citizens McCall Denny and Sam Bickley as well as Junior Cierra HuntleyAmbrose and Winterhoff each recorded an ace.
App State even broke with the Dukes at Assen, each counting five.
The Mountaineers were behind JMU in the first set and steadily reduced the Dukes’ lead. Early in the set, junior Megan Dombrowski recorded one kill to put the Mountaineers in one 6-5. Late in the first set, Dombrowski registered another kill and Junior Madison Baldridge and Winterhoff went up a block to cut the Dukes’ lead to 19-16. With the Dukes 20-16, App State scored two more points from a JMU service error and a kill from Ambrose to come within two (20-18). Down 23-19, Ambrose pulled off a late kill, but it wasn’t enough to get past the Dukes. JMU won the first set 25-20.
In the second set, the Dukes took a 5-0 lead early on. Winterhoff put the Mountaineers on the board with a kill to make it 5:1. JMU extended their early lead, leading to a 13-3 deficit that the Mountaineers struggled to recover from. App State brought up a four-point run of its own that included a sophomore kill Lily Harvey, block by Winterhoff and Ambrose, ace by Denny and two JMU errors to reduce the Dukes’ lead to 20-13. Despite another late kill from Ambrose, the Mountaineers fell 25-14 in the second set.
The Mountaineers equalized early in the third set with a 4-4 ace from Winterhoff. Dombrowski later broke a 5-5 tie with a kill. At 6-5, Denny led a solo block, followed by a block from Harvey and Senior Sarah Missron extend the Mountaineers’ lead to 8-5. JMU caught up with a 4-0 run. Ambrose closed things out at 11 with a kill and reconnected things at 13 with another kill. Late in the third set, with JMU leading 22-20, App State went on a 3-0 scoring run with a kill from Ambrose, a JMU error and an ace from Huntley. JMU responded with a 3-0 run of their own to win the third and final set 25-23 and the match 3-0.
App State will host Coastal Carolina on September 29th and 30th at the Holmes Convocation Center. Both games start at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+. Season and single game tickets can be purchased here. Group tickets for the family weekend can be bought here.