Shorewomen Spook Owls, 3-0

Shorewomen Spook Owls, 3-0

White Tallies 23 Assists, Nine Kills and Seven Digs In Victory

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College match-highs of 23 assists and nine kills from senior setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) to go along with seven digs as the Shorewomen swept visiting Bryn Mawr, 3-0 (25-7, 25-12, 25-19), on Wednesday evening at the Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference volleyball action.  The Shorewomen are now 14-6 on the season and 3-2 in conference play, while the Owls are now 10-7 and 1-4 respectively.

The Shorewomen, who never trailed in the first two sets, raced out to a 7-0 lead in the first set on a service ace by freshman hitter Rachel Baker (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West).  The Shorewomen led by as many as 18 points on two occasions, including the final point of the set which occurred on a service error by Bryn Mawr to clinch the set for the hosts.  The hosts hit .524 in the first set on 12 kills and just one error in 21 attack attempts.

Washington captured the first five points of the second set to take a 5-0 lead on a kill by sophomore middle hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, N.J./Seneca).  The Shorewomen would lead by as many as 14 points on a ball handling error by the Owls that made the score 24-10.  The hosts captured the second set on a service miscue by the guests.

Bryn Mawr took  its first and only lead of the match at the start of the third set when the won the first four points to grab a 4-0 lead on an assisted block by Caroline Cosby and Sarah Gates.  Washington would win seven of the next nine points to take the lead for good at 7-6 on a kill by sophomore outside hitter Kristin Lee (Dayton, Md./River Hill).  The Shorewomen would gradually pull away and clinched the set and match on a kill by senior outside hitter Emily Hoyle (Santa Rita, Guam/Guam).

Washington, which hit .287 in the win also got eight kills each from Daunoras and Lee.  Lee had 11 digs, while freshman defensive specialist Audrey Utchen (San Ramon, Calif./Monte Vista) had 10 digs.  Daunoras had three blocks to lead the team, while Lee tied for match-high by serving up three aces.  The Shorewomen had a season-high 15 aces on the night.

Zoe Holman led Bryn Mawr with 15 assists and eight digs and tied with Lee for match-best in aces with three.  Rachel Ofili had seven kills to lead the guests, while Gates had four blocks to lead all players.

Washington is back in action on Saturday afternoon with a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference match versus visiting Dickinson.