Shorewomen Split at Tri-Match - Sweep Albright and Fall to Host F&M

Shorewomen Split at Tri-Match - Sweep Albright and Fall to Host F&M

Lee With A Pair of Double-Doubles

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Washington College volleyball team split a pair of matches against Albright and host Franklin & Marshall at the Mayser Center.   The Shorewomen swept Albright in their second contest of the day, 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-22), after falling to host Franklin & Marshall in a Centennial Conference match, 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-22) in the first match of the day.  The Shorewomen are now 17-7 overall and 4-3 in the Centennial.

Against Albright (10-12), the Shorewomen never trailed in taking the first set.  WC led 21-16 before winning the final four points to close out the set and clinched it on a kill by freshman outside hitter Caitlin Cooney (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg).  Washington closed out the second set strong by winning the last six points to turn a 20-19 deficit into a 25-20 win.  A Cooney kill tied the second set at 20-20 and a service ace by middle hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, N.J./Seneca) clinched the set for the Shorewomen.  In the third set, Albright led 14-8 before Washington went on an 8-0 run to take a 16-14 lead on a sophomore outside hitter Kristin Lee (Dayton, Md./River Hill) kill.  The two teams were tied 19-19 before WC went on a 5-1 spurt to take a 24-20 lead on an attack error by the Lions.  After Albright won a pair of points to trim the lead to 24-22, a kill by senior right-side hitter Emily Hoyle (Santa Rita, Guam/Guam) clinched the set and the match for WC.

Lee had her second double-double of the day with a match-high 12 kills to go with 14 digs.  Freshman hitter Rachel Baker (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) had 15 digs to tie for tops in the contest, while Cooney added 10 digs.  Freshman defensive specialist Audrey Utchen (San Ramon, Calif./Monte Vista) had 29 assists to lead all players.  Baker led all players with four service aces, while Lee added three.

For the Lions, Morgan Heath handed out 22 assists to lead the team, while Caitlin Klotzbach had 15 to tie Baker for match-high, while Christa Mantz had 12 digs.  Maddy Greth had three aces to pace the Lions in the serving department.

In the first set, F&M (19-4, 7-0 Centennial) snapped a 3-3 tie with six straight points to take a 9-3 lead on a Parys Zambas service ace and would not trail for the rest of the set.  The Diplomats clinched the set on a Julie Harvey kill.  In the middle set, the Diplomats led 15-13 after a 6-0 run by the Shorewomen, before going on a 10-3 run to close out the second set on a finisher by Katie Foreman.  In the third and final set, F&M turned a 5-2 deficit into a 7-5 lead on a kill by Caroline Hubbard.  Washington went on a 7-1 run to cut a 23-15 deficit to just two points at 24-22 on a block by Daunoras and Lee.  However, F&M won the set and the match on a kill by Foreman.

Harvey had 17 kills to lead all players and hit .615 in the match as she had just one error in 26 attack tries.  The Diplomats hit .322 as a team in the win over WC.  Alyssa Sanchez had a match-best 13 digs, Ellie Ezekiel had 12 digs, while Zambas had 10 digs.  Caroline Hubbard handed out 34 assists to lead all players.  Zambas and Mary Leneweaver had three aces to lead all participants.

Lee had a double-double for the Shorewomen with 12 kills and 12 digs to lead the way for WC.  Senior setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) had 16 assists to lead the Shorewomen, while Baker had 10 digs.

The Shorewomen are back home on Thursday night against visiting Goucher in a non-conference meeting with opening serve at 7:00 p.m.