Johns Hopkins Sweeps Washington, 3-0

Johns Hopkins Sweeps Washington, 3-0

Rowan Finishes With a Match-High 13 Digs

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Allison Cappelaere had a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs as visiting Johns Hopkins bested host Washington College, 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-22), on Tuesday evening at the Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference volleyball action. The Blue Jays improve to 12-7 overall and 1-2 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen fall to 9-9 and 0-3 respectively.

The Blue Jays snapped a 5-5 tie in the opening set by winning the next seven points to take control of the first set. The Shorewomen got it as close as 13-8 on an attack error by Johns Hopkins, but could draw no closer and the visitors went on to a 25-11 win in the set.

In the middle set, Washington trailed 14-13 following a kill by freshman outside hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant). Hopkins would respond with a 7-0 run to grab a 21-13 lead and went on to win the set by a 25-16 tally. During the run, Alex Zenoff netted back-to-back kills.

In the final set of the match, the Shorewomen took an 11-10 lead on a Lee kill. The Blue Jays responded with the next three points to take a 13-11 lead and would not relinquish the lead the rest of the set to secure the win. Hopkins would extend its lead to 22-16 before Washington would make one final run. The Shorewomen cut the lead to 24-22 on a kill by sophomore outside hitter Alyssa Forget (River Vale, NJ/Pascack Valley), but the Blue Jays got a Zenoff kill to win the set and the match.

For Hopkins, Becky Paynter led all players with 31 assists in the win, while Zenoff tallied 10 kills. The Blue Jays hit .306 in the triumph.

For Washington, Forget and sophomore outside hitter Lauren Feeny (Upper Darby, PA/Villa Maria Academy) had seven kills to lead the Shorewomen. Feeny hit .353 for WC in the contest. Senior setter Caitlin Ward (Wantagh, NY/Holy Trinity) had 19 assists to lead WC, while freshman libero Kaitlin Rowan (Damascus, MD/Damascus) led all participants with 13 digs.

Washington College returns to action on Saturday, October 10, against visiting Muhlenberg in a 1:00 p.m. conference tilt.