Kaitlin Rowan With Match-High 13 Digs
BALTIMORE, MD – Host Johns Hopkins University downed visiting Washington College, 3-1, (25-15, 25-5, 23-25, 25-15) on Thursday night at Goldfarb Gym in Centennial Conference volleyball action. The Blue Jays are now 7-7 on the season and 2-0 in conference play, while the Shorewomen fall to 6-9 and 0-2 respectively.
For the Blue Jays, Melissa Cole led all players with 15 kills, while Becky Paynter handed out 26 assists for tops in the match. Brittany Zimmer served up five aces in the win as Johns Hopkins totaled 16 aces in the tilt.
Sophomore libero/defensive specialist Kaitlin Rowan (Damascus, MD/Damascus) had a match-best 13 digs, while sophomore defensive specialist Rita Rivera (Plymouth Meeting, PA/Plymouth-Whitemarsh) added 11 digs. Sophomore outside hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant) had a team-topping 11 kills. Freshman setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, MD/Huntingtown) dished out 19 assists.
The Shorewomen's 25-23 victory in the third set was the first time Washington has won a set from Johns Hopkins in 16 years. WC won a set in a 3-1 loss in 1994 to the Blue Jays.
Washington returns home on Saturday for the 35th annual Penny Fall Classic at the Cain Athletic Center. The Shorewomen host Widener at 11:00 a.m. and Kean at 3:00 p.m. Widener and Kean will play at 1:00 p.m. in the middle match of the tri-match.