CHESTERTOWN, MD – Marymount got a match-best 28 assists from Melissa Warren as the Saints downed host Washington College, 3-0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-19), on Saturday afternoon in non-conference volleyball action at the 35th Annual Penny Fall Classic. The Saints improve to 4-9 overall, while the Shorewomen fall to 7-5.
The Shorewomen in the first set versus Marymount, led 8-6 following a kill by sophomore setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, MD/Huntingtown) when the Saints took control of the set by going on a 16-2 run to take a 22-10 lead following a bad set by Washington. A Johanna Hummel kill on a pass from Warren ended the first set.
After losing the first point of the second set, Marymount scored the next four points to take control of the set. They eventually pushed its lead to 15 points on two occasions. A service ace by Brianne Fitzpatrick clinched the second set for the Saints.
In the third set, with Marymount holding onto a 20-17 lead, Christine Gallart of the Saints tallied two consecutive points on a kill and service ace to give the Saints a 22-17 lead and Jennifer Forbes kill on a feed from Warren clinched the set and match for Marymount.
For the Saints, Forbes led all players with nine kills, while Michelle McCormick totaled a match-best 14 digs and four aces. Marymount hit .224 in the win and served 11 aces.
White had a double-double with a team-best 12 digs and 11 assists for the Shorewomen. It is the fourth double-double of the season for the sophomore and her second straight double-double. Junior middle hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant) had six kills for tops on the squad.
Both Marymount and Washington played against NJCAA member College of Southern Maryland in exhibition matches. Marymount captured the classic with a 25-19, 25-14, 25-17 win over the Hawks in the second match of the classic. In the third and final match, the Shorewomen topped College of Southern Maryland in three sets by scores of 25-8, 25-12 and 25-17.
The Shorewomen return to the court on Tuesday evening, when they travel to Gettysburg for a Centennial Conference match with first serve at 7:00 p.m.