Volleyball voted fifth in ODAC's preseason poll

Volleyball players lined up for the national anthem.

Forest, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference's volleyball coaches voted University of Lynchburg fifth among the league's 13 teams in their annual preseason poll, the conference announced Wednesday.

Lynchburg was one of five school to top the 100-point plateau in the voting with an even century mark in the voting. The Hornets trail preseason favorite Washington and Lee (139 points, seven first-place votes), defending champion Randolph-Macon (138, six), Virginia Wesleyan (116), and Bridgewater (112) in the voting.

Sixth-place Roanoke (85) followed Lynchburg in the poll, followed by Guilford, Eastern Mennonite, Randolph, Shenandoah, Emory & Henry, league-newcomer Ferrum, and Hollins.

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Lynchburg finished the 2017 season with a 17-8 mark, the 11th .500-or-better season in head coach Elizabeth Ellinger's 12 seasons, and were 7-4 in the league play. Ellinger earned her 200th-career win Sept. 10 with a sweep of Greensboro. The Hornets took the No. 5 seed into the ODAC tournament and upset No. 4 Bridgewater in first-round play before being ousted in the semifinals.

The Hornets start their 2018 campaign at the Route 42 Classic at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va. The first matches in the two-day event are Friday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. vs. Catholic and 5 p.m. vs. Salem.

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2018 ODAC VOLLEYBALL PRESEASON POLL

(#) Denotes First Place Votes

1. Washington and Lee University (7)

139 pts.

2. Randolph-Macon College (6)

138 pts.

3. Virginia Wesleyan University

116 pts.

4. Bridgewater College

112 pts.

5. University of Lynchburg

100 pts.

6. Roanoke College

85 pts.

7. Guilford College

83 pts.

8. Eastern Mennonite University

60 pts.

9. Randolph College

50 pts.

10. Shenandoah University

48 pts.

11. Emory & Henry College

38 pts.

12. Ferrum College

33 pts.

13. Hollins University

12 pts.

--LYN--

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Fri Aug 30
at Liberty University Challenge
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Fri Aug 30
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
5:30 PM
Bryn Mawr
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Aug 31
10:00 AM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Aug 31
2:00 PM
Catholic
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
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Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational
Sun Sep 08
4:30 PM
Regent
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
7:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
7:00 PM
Oglethorpe
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
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Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sun Sep 01
3:00 PM
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sat Sep 07
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
2:00 PM
Kalamazoo
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Emory
@ Demorest, Ga. Piedmont Invitational
Sun Sep 15
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Piedmont
Piedmont Invitational
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
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