Blue Jays Down Shorewomen In Four Sets In Centennial Opener

Blue Jays Down Shorewomen In Four Sets In Centennial Opener

BALTIMORE, Md. – Host Johns Hopkins got match-highs of 19 kills from Elizabeth Wuerstle and 24 digs from Stephanie Yokoyama en route to a 3-1 victory (25-19, 25-20, 19-25, 25-19) over visiting Washington College in a Centennial Conference volleyball match at Goldfarb Gym.  The Blue Jays improve to 5-5 overall and 1-0 in the CC, while the Shorewomen fall to 6-3 and 0-1 respectively.

Johns Hopkins 3 Washington College 1 (25-19, 25-20, 19-25, 25-19)

How It Happened
- The Blue Jays never trailed in the first set and won by six points.  The Blue Jays, who led by as many as nine points in the first set at 24-15, clinched the victory on a Wuerstle kill from Carolyn Zin.
- Washington trailed 11-5 in the second set before going on an 8-2 run to tie it a 13-13.  Leading 19-18, Johns Hopkins won three straight points to lead 22-18 and won by five points.  Zin set up Erica Johnston for the kill to clinch the second set.
- The Shorewomen won the third set, the first set they took from Johns Hopkins in five years.  Leading 17-15, Washington went on an 8-4 run to end the set and won it on an attack error by the hosts.
- Trailing 13-12 in the fourth set, Johns Hopkins went on a 7-0 run to take control of the set at 19-13.  The match ended on a ball handling error by the Shorewomen.

For The Shorewomen (6-3, 0-1 CC)
- Got a team-best 11 kills and match-high six blocks from senior Jess Daunoras.  She also hit a match-best .429.
- Junior Audrey Utchen had 18 digs, while senior Kristin Lee had 15 digs.  Both had three aces to lead Washington.
- Sophomore Taylor Horan handed out 26 assists to lead all participants.
- Washington hit .128 in the match, but had nine blocks and service aces.

For Johns Hopkins (5-5, 1-0 CC)
- Erica Johnston joined Wuerstle in double figures in kills for the hosts as she had 11.
- Wuerstle and Johnston combined for 87 of the Blue Jays' 132 attack attempts.
- Zin lead the Blue Jays with 21 assists, while Kristi Rhead had 10 digs.
- Johnston, Wuerstle and Yokoyama each served up four aces to lead all plays as the hosts had 16 on the night.
- Grace Haselhorst had five blocks, all assisted, to lead Johns Hopkins.  The hosts had 10 rejections on the evening.

Notes
- The third set for Washington was the first set victory over Johns Hopkins since a 25-23 win in the third set on September 23, 2010.

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