Lee Picks Up 500th Career Kill
GETTYSBURG, PA -- Junior middle hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant) recorded her 500th career kill and was named to the All-Tournament Team as the Washington College volleyball team recorded a pair of wins today at the Gettysburg Battlefield Classic. The Shorewomen (3-1) opened the day with a 25-18, 25-14, 24-26, 25-23, victory over Mount Saint Vincent and then swept Penn State-Mont Alto, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17.
Against Mount Saint Vincent, the Shorewomen closed out the first set with a 7-1 run. It was more of the same in the second set as Washington closed with a 12-3 run. Washington trailed in the third set, 11-6, but then ran off seven straight points to take a 13-11 lead. Washington led, 19-15, later in the set before the Dolphins came back for the 26-24 win. In the fourth set, the Shorewomen ran off six consecutive points to take a 21-17 lead before the Dolphins scored the next four points to even the score. Washington scored the next three points to make it 24-21. Mount Saint Vincent scored the next two points, but a kill by sophomore setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, MDHuntingtown) won the match for the Shorewomen.
Lee had a big all-around match against the Dolphins, pounding down a match-best 12 kills against no errors on 37 attempts to go along with 15 digs, a match-best six blocks (five solo, one assisted), and three aces. Lee picked up her 500th career kill on the final play of the first set. White added 26 assists and eight digs and was efficient on attack, notching seven kills against no errors on eight attempts. Freshman defensive specialist Kate Liccione (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park) tallied a match-best 20 digs and served seven of the team's 18 aces, while senior outside hitter Alyssa Forget (River Vale, NJ/Pascack Valley) finished with 11 kills.
Erin MacBride had a double-double for the Dolphins with 18 assists and 13 digs. Renee Reynes added a team-best 18 digs, while Morgane Booker had a team-high seven kills for Mount Saint Vincent.
Against Penn State-Mont Alto, the Shorewomen never trailed in the first set and then closed out the second set by scoring the final four points. Washington used another big run to win the third set, scoring nine of the final 10 points to break a 16-16 deadlock.
Lee and Forget pounded down a match-high 12 kills each against Mont Alto, while White had 36 assists and eight digs and Liccione had a match-best 14 digs.
Brianne Rice led Mont Alto with 10 kills and 11 digs. Lauren Chapman added 24 assists and 13 digs, while Christine Walker had 13 digs and six kills.
The Shorewomen return to action Tuesday with a 7:00 p.m. match at Arcadia.