Shorewomen Drop Pair At Marymount

Shorewomen Drop Pair At Marymount

White Nets Double-Double For WC In Both Matches

ARLINGTON, VA – The Washington College volleyball team dropped two matches in a non-conference volleyball tri-match at the Verizon Sports Arena on the campus of Marymount University on Saturday afternoon.  The Shorewomen (7-13) lost to Frostburg State, 3-0, (25-19, 25-12, 25-8) in the first match of the day and fell to Marymount, 3-1, (25-17, 25-20, 18-25, 27-25) in the second match.

In the nightcap against Marymount (5-13), the Saints won the first two sets before the Shorewomen rallied to take the third set.  In the fourth set, Washington took a 23-21 lead on a Marymount service error.  However, the Saints rallied take the set by scoring six of the final eight points.  Marymount took a 25-24 lead on a kill by Sharda Braxton.  Washington would level the set at 25-25 on a kill by freshman outside hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant).  Braxton would put the hosts up 26-25 on an unassisted kill and an attack error by the guests clinched the set and the match for the Saints.

Marymount's Braxton led all players in the match in kills with 14, while Johanna Hummel also cracked double-digits in kills with 10.  Melissa Warren registered a double-double with 37 assists and 13 digs.  Chelsea Gates tied for tops in the match with 18 digs, while Brianne Fitzpatrick netted 13 digs of her own.  Marymount recorded 15 aces in the win, including four from Fitzpartick and Gates each.

Freshman setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, MD/Huntingtown) recorded her fourth double-double in five matches with 31 assists and 18 digs, tying for the match-high in digs.  She now has six double-doubles this season.  She also added seven kills and hit .545 in the match.  Sophomore defensive specialist Rita Rivera (Plymouth Meeting, PA/Plymouth-Whitemarsh) also had a match-topping 18 digs.  Sophomore libero/defensive specialist Kaitlin Rowan (Damascus, MD/Damascus) had 15 digs, while senior Traci Daelemans (Tracys Landing, MD/Southern) added 12 digs.  Lee had 12 kills to lead WC and just missed a double-double with nine digs.  Junior outsider hitter Alyssa Forget (River Vale, NJ/Pascack Valley) had 11 kills, while senior middle hitter Maria Whitman (Galesville, MD/Southern) added 10 kills.  Whitman hit .444 in the contest.

Versus Frostburg State (18-2), the Bobcats led 23-19 in the opening set before scoring the last two points on a kill and service ace by Jamie Thomas respectively.  Thomas had 10 kills in the match and served up a match-high four aces.  Sarah Stephens had 16 kills to lead all players, while Sabrina Winterling added 14 kills.  Kylie Carrington handed out 26 assists to lead all players and Christine Barnes dished out 10 helpers.  Brittany McVearry had 10 digs to lead the Bobcats.  Frostburg State hit .379 as a team in the match.

White passed out 15 assists and had a match-best 11 digs for Washington.  She tallied double-doubles in both matches for the Shorewomen this afternoon.

Washington returns to action on Wednesday for a tri-match against host Wesley and Lancaster Bible College in Dover, DE.  The Shorewomen play Wesley at 4:00 p.m. and Lancaster Bible at 6:00 p.m.