Bell With 16 Digs To Lead All Players
CHESTERTOWN, MD - Haverford's Laura Ramos and Haley Lowrance each had double-doubles as the visiting Fords downed host Washington College, 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 26-24), in Centennial Conference volleyball action on Wednesday night at the Cain Athletic Center. The Fords improve to 13-12 overall and 6-3 in conference play with the win, while the Shorewomen drop to 15-12 and 1-8 respectively with the setback. It was the home finale for the Shorewomen.
Ramos had a match-high 14 kills to go with 13 digs, while Lowrance led all players with 30 assists to go along with 12 digs.
In the first set, Haverford snapped a 2-2 tie with nine straight points to take an 11-2 lead on a kill by Emily Mills. The Shorewomen would get it to within three points on three occasions, but could draw no closer. The Fords won the set on a service miscue on by Washington.
The Fords raced out to a 9-4 lead in the second set on a Ramos kill, but the Shorewomen would fight all the way back to tie the middle set at 21-21 on a kill by junior middle hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant). WC would take a 23-22 lead on a kill by senior outside hitter Alyssa Forget (River Vale, NJ/Pascack Valley). But Haverford would rally to take the set by scoring the final three points and clinched the set on an attack error by the hosts.
In the third and final set, Washington jetted out to a 15-8 lead on a kill by Lee. Haverford would rally though with a 13-2 run to take a 21-17 lead on setting blunder by the Shorewomen. The Shorewomen would counter with a 7-1 run to grab a 24-22 lead on a kill by freshman outside hitter Lauren Bell (Center Valley, PA/Southern Lehigh). But the Fords managed to rally a second time in the set to capture it by scoring the final four points. An attack error by WC ended the set and the match.
Ramos and Lowrance were two of five Haverford players to tally double figures in digs in the win. Madison Fuelling, Jordan Scolaro and Sarah Brody all had 13 digs to tie with Ramos for the team-high. Lowrance served a team-topping three service aces.
Bell had 16 digs to lead all players, while senior defensive specialist Jen Potts (West Grove, PA/Avon Grove) and freshman defensive specialist Kate Liccione (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park) both had 11 digs. For Potts, the 11 digs is a career-best. Forget and Bell both had nine kills to lead the Shorewomen, while Lee led all players with five blocks and four service aces.
The Shorewomen close their 2011 campaign with a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference volleyball match at McDaniel on Saturday.