Gophers Get Past Shorewomen in Four

Gophers Get Past Shorewomen in Four

Ward Tallies 25 Assists, 18 Digs in Loss

TOWSON, MD -- Host Goucher College won the final three sets to post a 22-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-16, non-conference volleyball win over visiting Washington College tonight inside the Decker Sports & Recreation Center. The Gophers improved to 7-4 with the win, while the Shorewomen fell to 7-5 with the loss.

The Gophers held a 19-18 lead late in the first set before the Shorewomen scored seven of the final 10 points to take the set, 25-22. The final point of the set came on a Goucher service error. Goucher never trailed in the second set, winning it, 25-18, on a kill by Kasey Quinn. Washington used a 12-4 in the middle of set three to take control and held a 22-18 lead in the set before the Gophers scored the final seven points, capped off by an ace by Rebecca Schaefer to post a 25-22 set win. Goucher cruised in the fourth set, building 16-6 lead en route to the 25-16 win.

Senior setter Caitlin Ward (Wantagh, NY/Holy Trinity) tallied 25 assists and 18 digs for the Shorewomen. Freshman middle hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant) led all WC hitters with 10 kills to go along with her 10 digs and two block assists. Sophomore outside hitter Lauren Feeny (Upper Darby, PA/Villa Maria Academy) tacked on eight kills, while freshman libero Kaitlin Rowan (Damascus, MD/Damascus) served three aces and tallied 16 digs.

The Shorewomen return to action Saturday when they host Stevenson and Albright in the Penny Fall Classic beginning at 11:00 a.m.