Daunoras Ties WC Program Mark for Career Blocks with 323; Lee Tallies Career-High 25 Digs
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Senior middle hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, N.J./Seneca) tied Marcie McConville '06 for career blocks by a Washington College volleyball player with 323 with a match-best five blocks, but it was not enough as host Swarthmore got a match-high 22 kills and 15 digs from Sarah Wallace to down visiting Washington, 3-1 (25-13, 25-19, 13-25, 25-22) on Tuesday night in a Centennial Conference volleyball match at Tarble Pavilion. The Garnet improve to 14-3 overall and 4-0 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen drop to 11-7 and 1-3 respectively.
Swarthmore 3 Washington College 1 (25-13, 25-19, 13-25, 25-22)
How It Happened
-Swarthmore scored the first five points of the opening and never trailed en route to winning by 12 points. The hosts won the last five points of the first set after WC trimmed the Swarthmore lead to 20-13.
-Washington took a 10-6 in the second set on a kill by Alaina Geissberger, but Swarthmore would level the set at 18-18 on a kill by Olivia Leventhal. The Garnet took their first since 2-1 in the second on a Washington attack error at 19-18. Swarthmore capped the 7-1 set-closing run on a Leventhal kill to win 25-19.
-The Shorewomen kept their hopes alive by jumping out to a 17-5 lead the third set on a kill by Kaitlyn Marino. Washington won the set on a Daunoras kill to force a fourth set.
-Knotted 11-11 in the fourth set, the Garnet won five straight points to take a 16-11 lead on a Bridget Scott finisher. The Shorewomen would trim the lead to 23-21 on a service ace by Audrey Utchen. Leading 24-22, Swarthmore won the set and match on a kill by Anastasia White-Torruellas.
For The Shorewomen (11-7, 1-3 CC)
-Kristin Lee (team and career-high 25 digs and 10 kills), Daunoras (team-best 14 kills, match-topping five blocks and hit .560 to lead all players), Taylor Horan (37 assists and 18 digs), Geissberger (nine kills, three blocks and .471 attacking percentage), Utchen (21 digs) and Rachel Baker (11 digs).
-Washington hit .171 in the contest and tallied four service aces.
For Swarthmore (14-3, 4-0 CC)
-Wallace (match-high 22 kills and 15 digs), Sarah Girard (lead all players with 26 digs), Malia Scott (24 digs and match-best four aces) and Madison Heppe (11 digs).
-Garnet hit .158 in the match and had nine service aces.
-Daunoras holds the program mark for assisted blocks at 221 and ranks seventh all-time in WC history in solo rejections with 102.
-Horan had her 10th double-double of the season and her sixth straight double-double tonight, while Lee has chalked up nine double-doubles on the year.
-Lee's previous high in digs was 23 in a five-set victory at Goucher on October 11, 2012.
10/8 v. Alvernia – 7:00 p.m. (non-conference match)
-Two teams are meeting for the first time since 2004 when Washington won in five sets.
-Alvernia leads the all-time series 3-1 as the Crusaders won in four sets in 1998 and three sets in 2001 and 2003.