Shorewomen Win Pair of Matches at Battlefield Classic

Shorewomen Win Pair of Matches at Battlefield Classic

Washington Tops Cedar Crest, Penn State-Harrisburg

GETTYSBURG, PA -- The Washington College volleyball team won both of its matches on the final day of the Gettysburg Battlefield Classic, hosted by Gettysburg College. The Shorewomen (2-2) downed Cedar Crest, 25-22, 19-25, 25-14, 25-14, in their first match of the day and breezed past Penn State-Harrisburg, 25-8, 25-14, 25-10, in their second match.

Against Cedar Crest, the Shorewomen trailed, 21-17, in the first set, before scoring eight of the final nine points to take a 1-0 lead in the match. Senior middle hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant) had a hand in 10 points in the set, chalking up five kills, three aces, and two assisted blocks in the first set alone. In the second set, Cedar Crest scored eight straight points to turn a 14-12 deficit into a 20-14 lead en route to winning the set and evening the match at 1-1. The Shorewomen cruised to an 11-point win set three as Cedar Crest registered only three kills in the set. Washington won the fourth and final set by an identical score as the Shorewomen had 13 kills against only two errors in 28 attempts in the final set. 

Sophomore defensive specialist Kate Liccione (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park) served a career-high eight aces in the win over Cedar Crest to go along with a team-best 12 digs. Three Shorewomen reached double figures in kills, led by freshman outside hitter Kristin Lee (Dayton, MD/River Hill), who tallied 11 to go along with 11 digs and four aces. Sophomore outside hitter Sarah Beresik (Point Pleasant, NJ/Point Pleasant Beach) had a career-best 10 kills against only one error in 21 attempts, while Jenny Lee finished with 10 kills, four total blocks, and three aces. Junior setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, MD/Huntingtown) contributed 33 assists and nine digs. Rebecca Grady led Cedar Crest with 11 kills, while Jessica Lobien had a match-best 13 digs to go along with five aces and Debra Lobien had 23 assists and 10 digs.

The Shorewomen served 20 aces and hit .253 (28 kills, nine errors, 75 attempts) as a team against Penn State-Harrisburg. junior middle hitter Julia Erbe (Baltimore, MD/Pikesville) served up a career-best nine aces on her own, while White added five to go along with 17 assists and six digs. Kristin Lee led the Shorewomen with eight kills, while freshman middle hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, NJ/Seneca) had four total blocks.  

The Shorewomen return to action Wednesday with a 7:30 p.m. match at Marymount.