Swarthmore Downs Washington, 3-0

Swarthmore Downs Washington, 3-0

White Nets Fourth Double-Double of the Season

Chestertown, MD – Visiting Swarthmore College got a match-high 15 digs from Hillary Santana as the Garnet swept host Washington College, 3-0, (25-18, 25-20, 25-8) on Tuesday night at the Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference volleyball action.  Swarthmore improves to 11-4 overall and 1-1 in conference play, while Washington drops to 7-11 and 0-3 respectively.

The Shorewomen cut the Garnet lead to 21-18 in the opening set on a kill by senior middle hitter Maria Whitman (Galesville, MD/Southern) on a pass from freshman setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, MD/Huntingtown), but Swarthmore scored the last four points of the first set to grab the 25-18 win.  Kathryn Montemurro clinched the set with a kill.

In the middle set, Washington took a 15-10 lead on a Whitman kill, but the Garnet won 15 of the last 20 points to rally and captured the second set.  Swarthmore took its first lead since 7-6 at 19-18 on a Brone Lobichusky kill.  An attack error by the Shorewomen ended the set.

In the third and final set, Swarthmore used two 8-0 runs to capture the set and the match.  A ball handling error by Washington ended the match.

For the Garnet, Sarah Lambert handed out 20 assists, while Allison Coleman netted 10 digs.  Genny Pezzola had nine kills to lead all players.

For the Shorewomen, White recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 21 assists and 10 digs.  Sophomore defensive specialist Rita Rivera (Plymouth Meeting, PA/Plymouth-Whitemarsh) had a team-best 12 digs, while senior defensive specialist/libero Traci Daelemans (Tracys Landing, MD/Southern) added 10 digs.  Freshman outside hitter Julia Erbe (Baltimore, MD/Pikesville) hit .364 to lead all participants.

Washington is back on the road on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Marymount for a tri-match with Marymount and Frostburg State.  The Shorewomen play Frostburg State at 2:00 p.m. and host Marymount at 4:00 p.m. in non-conference action.