Folker With Career-Best Eight Kills; Team Hits .308 In Win
CHESTERTOWN, MD – Host Washington College hit .308 as a team en route to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-17) win over visiting Ursinus on Wednesday evening at Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference volleyball action. The Shorewomen improve to 11-12 overall and 3-4 in conference action, while the Bears fall to 7-15 and 2-6 respectively. It is the first time since 2004 that WC has won three conference matches in a season.
In the first set, the Bears led 8-6 before Washington went on a 15-2 run to take a 21-10 lead on a block by senior middle hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant). A kill by sophomore outside hitter Andi Folker (Centreville, MD/Queen Anne's County) clinched the opening set for Washington. In the first set, the Shorewomen hit .344 as a team.
In the second set, the teams were tied at 17-17 when the Shorewomen scored five consecutive points to take control of the set and grab a 22-17 lead following an assisted block by Folker and freshman middle hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, NJ/Seneca). After the Bears won two straight points to cut it to 22-19 on a Washington attack error, the Shorewomen won the final three points to take the middle set. WC's clinching point was an attack miscue by Ursinus.
In the third set, the hosts raced out to a 19-5 lead en route to the set and match win. A kill by Jenny Lee secured the set and the match for the Shorewomen. Washington hit a robust .375 in the final set.
Freshman outsider hitter Kristin Lee (Dayton, MD/River Hill) had her 10th double-double of the year for the Shorewomen with a match-high 12 kills, with zero errors and hit .364, and tied for tops in the match with 11 digs. Jenny Lee had 10 kills and a match-topping four blocks, while sophomore libero Kate Liccione (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park) had 11 digs to tie for match high. Junior setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, MD/Huntingtown) handed out 34 assists to lead all players. Daunoras had nine kills and three blocks, while Folker tallied a career-best eight kills.
Gina Powers had a double-double for the Bears with 12 assists and 10 digs. Leah Masiello tied for tops in the contest with 11 digs, while Kaitlyn Ott had four aces to lead all players.
The Shorewomen hit the road on Saturday for a tri-match at Franklin & Marshall. WC will play host Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference action at 11:00 a.m. and will play St. Mary's (MD) in a non-conference match at 1:00 p.m.