WC Falls To F&M in Home and Conference Opener

WC Falls To F&M in Home and Conference Opener

White Hands Out 21 Assists For Shorewomen

Chestertown, MD – Visiting Franklin & Marshall got a match-high 23 assists and team-best nine digs from Caitlin Krutsick as the Diplomats swept host Washington College, 3-0, (31-29, 25-19, 25-19) on Tuesday night at the Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference volleyball action.  It was also the home opener for the Shorewomen.

In the opening set, Washington (1-4, 0-1 CC) had five set point chances to win the first set, but could not close out the set.  With the Shorewomen leading 29-28, Sydney Seydel recorded a kill to level to set at 29-29.  F&M (2-2, 1-0 CC) would grab the lead at 30-29 on a hitting error by the Shorewomen and captured the set Nicole Morano kill. 

In set two, WC jumped out to a 5-1 lead on an ace by sophomore defensive specialist Rita Rivera (Plymouth Meeting, PA/Plymouth-Whitemarsh).  But the Diplomats won 17 of the next 21 points to take an 18-9 lead on a service ace by Krutsick. 

In the third and final set, WC took a 7-5 lead on a kill by senior middle hitter Maria Whitman (Galesville, MD/Southern) on a pass from freshman setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, MD/Huntingtown).  The Diplomats would go on a 19-8 spurt to take a 24-15 lead on a ball handling error by the hosts.  The Shorewomen cut it to 24-19 on a kill by senior defensive specialist/libero Traci Daelemans (Tracys Landing, MD/Southern), but a service error by Washington ended the set and match.

For the visitors, Seydel pounded out a match-topping nine kills and tied for tops in the contest with three blocks.  The Diplomats served up 10 aces in the win.

For Washington, White handed out a team-best 21 assists, while Rivera led all players with 11 digs.  Whitman tied for Seydel in blocks with three.

Washington is back on the road on Thursday night with a 7:00 p.m. non-conference tilt at Stevenson.