Lee Registers a Game-High 26 Digs in Loss
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Bryn Baker had 29 assists and 13 digs and Phylicia Lee recorded 14 kills and 13 digs to register double-doubles as visiting Muhlenberg downed host Washington College, 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-21), on Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference volleyball match. The Mules are now 7-9 on the season and 2-2 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen are 9-10 and 0-4 respectively.
The Mules took control of the opening set with five straight points to snap a 7-7 tie. The run was capped by a Lee kill. After the Shorewomen cut it to 13-10, the Mules scored seven of the next nine points to grab a 20-12 lead. A Jennifer Seeba kill ended the first set to give the guests a 25-16 win.
The second set, the Mules jumped out to an 8-3 lead to take control of the set. Muhlenberg extended its lead to as much as eight points at 20-12. Washington trailed 23-16 before making its final charge with five straight points to trim the Mules to 23-21. The Mules however won the final two points to win the set. A ball handling error by the Shorewomen ended the second set and gave Muhlenberg a 25-21 victory in the middle set.
In the third and final set, Muhlenberg used a 5-1 spurt to grab a 19-15 lead following an attack error by Washington. Washington netted a 5-1 run of its own to even the set at 20-20 following a kill by sophomore outside hitter Lauren Feeny (Upper Darby, PA/Villa Maria Academy). However, the Mules had the last 5-1 run and a Lee kill ended the set and match.
For Muhlenberg, Christina Cangelosi had a team-best 19 digs and Davi Gordon racked up 10 digs in the win.
For Washington, freshman outside hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant) had a match-best 26 digs to lead all participants. Three other Shorewomen had double figures in digs: freshman defensive specialist Rita Rivera (Plymouth Meeting, PA/Plymouth-Whitemarsh) had 11 digs, while junior defensive specialist Traci Daelemans (Tracys Landing, MD/Southern) and freshman libero Kaitlin Rowan (Damascus, MD/Damascus) both had 10 digs. Senior setter Caitlin Ward (Wantagh, NY/Holy Trinity) passed out 26 assists.
The Shorewomen return to action on Wednesday, October 14, when they travel to Ursinus for a 7:00 p.m. match in Centennial Conference action.