Daunoras Sets WC Assisted Block All-Time Record, But Team Falls To Marymount In Three Sets

Daunoras Sets WC Assisted Block All-Time Record, But Team Falls To Marymount In Three Sets

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Marymount spoiled the home debut of Washington College with a 3-0 win (25-21, 28-26, 26-24) on Wednesday night at the Cain Athletic Center in a non-conference volleyball match.  Leading the way for the Saints was Caroline Hanson with 22 assists, a team-high, and 13 digs.  In the defeat for the Shorewomen, senior outside hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, N.J./Seneca) set the program's all-time record in assisted blocks with her 182nd all-time assisted block.  She now has 184 for her career, passing Marcie McConville '06, who had 181 assisted blocks in her WC career.

Marymount 3 Washington College 0 (25-21, 28-26, 26-24)

How It Happened
- Daunoras set the record on her first block of the evening when she teamed up with Kristin Lee to block an attack attempt of the Saints' Morgan McAlpin to give Washington a 3-2 lead in the first set.
- The Saints took control of the opening set with a 10-4 run to turn a 6-6 tie into a 16-10 lead on an attack error by Washington.  A kill by Mallory Mitchell ended the first set.
- Marymount won the last two points of the second set to take a 2-0 lead on a Emileigh Rettig service ace.  Prior to Rettig's ace, the Shorewomen staved off a set point try from Marymount three times.
- Trailing 24-21 in the third set, the Shorewomen won the next three points to level the set at 24-24 on an unassisted kill by sophomore Alaina Geissberger.  However, Marymount captured the next two points to win the set and match, ending the contest on a Margaret McAlpin kill.

For Marymount (5-1)
- Hanson just missed a triple-double as she had nine kills to go with her 22 helpers and 13 digs.  She also served up a contest-high four aces.
- Mitchell had a double-double with a team-high 10 kills and added 14 digs.
- Rettig had 15 digs to lead all players, while Ashley Cabrera handed out 18 assists.
- Sisters, Morgan and Margaret McAlpin each had six assisted blocks, teaming up on five assisted blocks.
- Team hit .202 and had nine blocks on the night.

For The Shorewomen (5-1)
- Lee notched her second straight double-double with a match-best 12 kills and tied for team-best in digs with 11.
- Sophomore Taylor Horan had her second double-double of the year with 26 assists, tops in the match, and tied Lee for squad-best in digs with 11.  She also had two service aces to lead the team.
- Junior Audrey Utchen had 10 digs.
- WC hit .087 in the match and scored five blocks, three of which involved Daunoras.

Notes
- Marymount now leads the all-time series 19-15 and has won six of the past seven dating back to 2009.
- Daunoras has 274 career blocks, good for second all-time at Washington.  She trails McConville who had 323 career blocks.

Up Next
9/12: vs. Shenandoah – 12:30 p.m. (at Messiah)
9/12: at Messiah - 2:30 p.m.
- The Shorewomen have split eight all-time contests with Shenandoah with Shenandoah winning the last three matches, including a five-set win in 2011 in Winchester, Va.
- Messiah has won seven of the eight all-time meetings with Washington, but the Shorewomen won the meeting last year in four sets at Gettysburg.