And Garrard jumped on the Ads again early.
After Danville (7-15) took a 1-0 lead to open the match, Garrard scored the next nine points, with Napier serving eight straight aces.
Stacey Drew served three straight points, and had her only ace of the game, as Garrard opened up a 15-3 lead. Napier had two more aces and Drew added a kill and Elizabeth Shearer served out as Garrard took the first game.
Drew said it was important to get out to a fast start to get the team going, especially since the two will see each other again in six days. And their serving was a big part of that.
"It was pretty good, yeah. It was important because you have to get the team pumped up and keep the team on the right level and everything," Drew said. "And just keep the intensity up. We just tried to play our game and come out and play hard."
But Danville took the early lead in the second game, with Maddalena Polinedrio serving two straight aces. And it was a 13-13 game until Garrard scored on a side out, then Napier served for three more points, with two aces, and took the lead for good at 17-13.
It was 19-17 when Garrard scored on a side out. With Jessica Fornash serving, Garrard scored five straight points, and Fornash served three aces, and led 24-17 before closing out the game and match on a Danville side out.
Danville had been playing better as of late, having won four of its previous six matches. And Johnson was pleased to see the Admirals battle like they did in the second game.
"The second game we played a lot better," he said. "We jumped out in front and played with a lot more emotion and aggressiveness."