Shorewomen Outlast Gophers in Five Sets

Shorewomen Outlast Gophers in Five Sets

Jenny Lee Tallies 17 Kills in Win

TOWSON, MD -- In a five-set match where four of the sets were decided by two points, visiting Washington College outlasted host Goucher College, 25-23, 19-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13, in non-conference volleyball action tonight at the Decker Sports & Recreation Center.

The Shorewomen (9-11) led by as many as seven points in the first set and held off the Gophers (7-19) late for a 25-23 set win. Goucher ended the second set on a 9-2 run to take the set, 25-19, and even the match at 1-1. The Gophers fended off the Shorewomen late in the third set to take that set, 25-23, and take a 2-1 lead in the match. Washington forced a fifth set with a 25-23 fourth-set win, scoring the final two points on a Goucher service error and a Goucher attack error. Washington captured the fifth set, 15-13, on Goucher's 17th service error of the match.

Senior middle hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant) pounded down 17 kills to pace the Shorewomen's offense. Freshman outside hitter Kristin Lee (Dayton, MD/River Hill) added a career-best 23 digs and eight kills, while sophomore libero Kate Liccione (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park) had 23 digs of her own. Senior defensive specialists Kaitlin Rowan (Damascus, MD/Damascus) and Rita Rivera (Plymouth Meeting, PA/Plymouth-Whitemarsh) had 17 and 15 digs, respectively. Freshman middle hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, NJ/Seneca) contributed six kills and four blocks for Washington, while freshman setter Jesse Sengstacke (Caldwell, NJ/James Caldwell) had a career-best 34 assists.

Megan Chalk ld the Gophers with 20 kills and 23 digs. Sami Kennelly added 13 kills, while Ashley Fan had 28 digs. Addie Lanzarotta had a fine all-around match with eight kills, 13 digs, and five blocks, while Sarah Johnson added 44 assists and 16 digs.

After struggling at times offensively in the first four sets, both teams hit well in the fifth with Washington tallying 10 kills and two errors against 20 attempts and Goucher recording nine kills and one error in 20 attempts.  For the match, Washington hit .067 to Goucher's .124.

The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home match against Dickinson.