Ward Records Double-Double in Career Finale
CARLISLE, PA -- Senior setter Caitlin Ward (Wantagh, NY/Holy Trinity) recorded her fourth double-double of the season with team-highs of 22 assists and 15 digs, but it was not enough as host Dickinson swept visiting Washington College, 3-0 (25-23, 25-10, 27-25), at the Kline Center this afternoon in a Centennial Conference volleyball match. With the victory, Dickinson closes out the 2009 season at 7-16 overall and 4-6 in the conference, while the Shorewomen finish the campaign at 11-15 overall and 1-9 in conference play.
Ward finishes her career with 3,302 assists and 707 digs. Her 15 digs tied her for tops in the match with two Dickinson players.
In the opening set, Dickinson led 16-15 before going on a 5-1 run to take a 21-16 lead. Washington responded with a 7-3 sput to cut the hosts lead to 24-23 on a combined block by senior middle hitter Kelli Canada (Midlothian, VA/James River) and freshman outside hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant). But a service error by WC ended the opening set.
The Red Devils snapped a 3-3 tie in the second set with six straight points to take a 9-3 lead and went to cruise to a 15-point win.
Washington led 21-14 in the third set and still led 24-19 at the first set point, but could not close out the set. Dickinson won six straight points to grab a 25-24 lead. The Shorewomen tied the score at 25-25 on a kill by sophomore outside hitter Alyssa Forget (River Vale, NJ/Pascack Valley), but a kill by Elitsa Gosheva gave the hosts a 26-25 lead and a Kristen Lee kill ended the set and the match.
For the Red Devils, Elitsa Gosheva led the squad with 13 kills and added 15 digs, which tied for the match-high, to record a double-double. Chelsea Winkert had a double-double too with a match-high 28 assists and tied Gosheva and Ward for tops in the contest with 15 digs. Lee had 14 digs, while Amanda Hayes had 13 digs.
For the Shorewomen, junior libero Traci Daelemans (Tracys Landing, MD/Southern) had 14 digs.
Two Shorewomen, Ward and Canada had their careers come to a close today.