Lee and White Both Rack Up Double-Doubles
Chestertown, MD – Gettysburg's Kate Yoder had a match-high 19 kills, while hitting .412 in the match, and the Bullets successfully defended seven set points in the fourth set en route to a 3-1 (25-16, 25-17, 14-25, 31-29) win over Washington College on Friday night at the Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference volleyball action. Gettysburg improves to 13-12 overall and 4-2 in conference play, while Washington drops to 10-15 and 2-4 respectively.
The Bullets took the first two sets from the Shorewomen, before Washington grabbed the third set, 25-14. The Shorewomen led 13-9 when they scored 12 of the next 17 points to take the set. A kill by sophomore outside hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant) gave WC a 19-10 lead and led to a timeout by the Bullets. Junior outside hitter Alyssa Forget (River Vale, NJ/Pascack Valley) closed out the set with a kill to give WC the 25-14 triumph. It was the first set victory for WC over Gettysburg since winning the first set, 15-12, on September 24, 1994, a span of 50 sets.
In the fourth set, Washington led 15-11 when Nicole Burns of Gettysburg tallied a kill that would ignite a 10-4 run to put the Bullets up 21-19. The run was capped on an attack error by the Shorewomen. WC would respond though with a 5-1 run to grab a 24-22 lead on a service ace by senior defensive specialist/libero Traci Daelemans (Tracys Landing, MD/Southern).
The Bullets won win the next two points to even the score at 24-24 on a WC attack miscue. An attack error by Gettysburg gave WC a 25-24 lead and set point, but a Burns kill to tie it at 25-25. Washington won the next point to lead 26-25 on a Lee kill, but Jamie Huffman's kill squared it at 26-26. Lee tallied a kill on the next point to give the Shorewomen a 27-26 lead, but a Burns kill knotted it at 27-27. A Forget finisher on a kill put WC up 28-27, but Gettysburg would level the set at 28-28 on a Yoder kill. Forget put Washington up one last time at 29-28 on a kill before the Bullets scored the last three points to take the set and the match. Yoder tallied back-to-back kills to put Gettysburg up 30-29 and Marcella Pallete recorded the set and match clinching kill to give the Bullets the 31-29 set win and the match victory in four set.
The two reigning Centennial Conference Co-Players of the Week squared off in the match, Lizzy Kuhn of Gettysburg and freshman setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, MD/Huntingtown). Both tallied double-doubles as Kuhn had a match-high 42 assists and tied for match best in digs with 16, while White recorded a team-leading 28 assists and tied Kuhn for the most digs with 16. It was White's seventh double-double in her last 11 matches.
Burns had 13 kills and hit .400 in the match as Gettysburg hit .211 in the win. Becca Rubenstein had 13 digs and Huffman chipped in with 11 digs.
For Washington, Lee totaled her fourth double-double in her last five matches with a team-best 11 kills to go along with 10 digs. Lee and Daelemans tied for the tops in the match with five service aces each. Sophomores, defensive specialist Rita Rivera (Plymouth Meeting, PA/Plymouth-Whitemarsh) and libero/defensive specialist Kaitlin Rowan (Damascus, MD/Damascus) both 10 digs. The Shorewomen served up 15 aces in the contest.
Washington travels to Haverford on Tuesday night for a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference volleyball match.