J. Lee Pounds Out 12 Kills, Serves Up Five Aces and Records Three Blocks
DOVER, DE – Senior middle hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant) had a match-bests of 12 kills, five service aces and three blocks as visiting Washington College swept host and Delmarva rival Wesley, 3-0 (27-25, 25-17, 25-21), on Sunday afternoon at Wentworth Gymnasium in non-conference volleyball action. The Shorewomen improve to 10-12 overall, while the Wolverines drop to 4-21.
The two teams were tied 25-25 in the first set when Jenny Lee netted a kill to put up the Shorewomen ahead 26-25. Jenny Lee would clinch the set with another kill to give WC a 27-25 opening set win. The senior had the team's three final points of the first set, all coming on kills.
In the second set, Washington trailed by as many as five points on two occasions before turning the set around with a set closing 15-2 run to turn a 15-10 deficit into a 25-17 win. The Shorewomen took their first lead of the second set at 17-16 on a Jenny Lee kill. Jenny Lee would close out the second set with five straight service aces to give WC a 2-0 lead. Jenny Lee scored seven of the team's 15 points during the run.
In the third set, Wesley grabbed a 12-11 lead on a Celte Weaver kill before the Shorewomen rolled off five unanswered points to take a 16-12 lead on an attack error by the Wolverines. All five points during the run were on Wesley attack miscues. After the Wolverines cut the lead to 19-18 on a Shanis Allen kill, Washington scored the next three points to take a 22-18 lead on the second straight service ace by freshman setter Jesse Sengstecke (Caldwell, NJ/James Caldwell). A kill by freshman outsider hitter Kristin Lee (Dayton, MD/River Hill) clinched the third set and the match for Washington.
Sengstecke handed out 26 assists to lead all players, while senior defensive specialist Kaitlin Rowan (Damascus, MD/Damascus) had 10 digs to top the Shorewomen. The team served up 11 aces in the win and hit .161 as a team.
Cristina Maruffo passed out 24 assists for Wesley to lead the Wolverines, while Meghan Marshall had a match-high 17 digs.
Since the rivalry began in 2005, the Shorewomen are a perfect 10-0 against the Wolverines and have won 30 of the 31 sets.
The Shorewomen return to action on Wednesday night with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference match against visiting Ursinus.