Shorewomen Sweep Penn State-Harrisburg, Fall to Bridgewater in Three
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The Washington College volleyball team completed play at the Gettysburg Battlefield Classic today by splitting a pair of matches. The Shorewomen opened the day with a 25-9, 25-12, 25-19, win over Penn State-Harrisburg before falling to Bridgewater, 26-24, 25-15, 25-21.
The Shorewomen got off to a relatively slow start against Penn State-Harrisburg in the first set, holding a slim 11-9 lead before running off the final 14 points of the set. The final 13 of those points were served by sophomore outside hitter Kristin Lee (Dayton, Md./River Hill). After taking the second set, 25-12, the Shorewomen closed things out with the 25-19 third-set win.
Lee matched her career high with four service aces against Penn State-Harrisburg. She hit .650 in the match, pounding down a match-best 14 kills against just one error in 20 attempts. She also finished with seven digs. Freshman right-side hitter Alexis Jordan (Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Seminole Ridge) hit .545 with seven kills and one error in 11 attempts to go alined with eight digs. Senior setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) handed out 38 assists, while freshman defensive specialist Audrey Utchen (San Ramon, Calif./Monte Vista) and freshman outside hitter Rachel Baker (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) each had a match-high nine digs. Kiara Carter led Penn State-Harrisburg with five kills.
In the first set against Bridgewater, the Shorewomen rallied from down 24-19 to tie the score at 24-24 before the Eagles scored the final two points of the set. Bridgewater then pulled away for a 25-15 second-set win before holding off the Shorewomen for a 25-21 third-set win.
Abby Mills finished with 10 kills and 10 digs for the Eagles, while Katie Long added 12 kills and Rachel Donaldson tallied four blocks. Lindsay Kallam totaled 33 assists and 10 digs for the Eagles. Lee led all players with 13 kills for the Shorewomen to go along with nine digs. Jordan played setter against Bridgewater and finished with 18 assists, 11 digs, and four blocks.
The Shorewomen return to action Wednesday when they will play a tri-match at Delaware Valley against the host Aggies and Lancaster Bible.