Daunoras Becomes Washington’s All-Time Career Blocks Leader

Daunoras Becomes Washington’s All-Time Career Blocks Leader

Shorewomen Turn Away Crusaders In Three Sets

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Senior middle hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, N.J./Seneca) became Washington Coillege's all-time leader in career with her first block of the night in the match's second point for her 324th career block as the Shorewomen swept visiting Alvernia, 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-11), on Thursday night in a non-conference volleyball match at the Cain Athletic Center.  The Shorewomen improve to 12-7 overall, while the Crusaders drop to 9-12.

Washington College 3 Alvernia 0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-11)

How It Happened
-In the first set, Daunoras teamed up with Taylor Horan to block the attack attempt of Alvernia's Laura Wachowicz to become the program's all-time leader in career blocks to give Washington a 2-0 lead.  The point was part of a 5-0 start to open the set as the Shorewomen never trailed in the first.  The Shorewomen would lead by as many as 16 points at 22-6 on an attack error by Alvernia.  Washington clinched the set on a Daunoras kill from Horan.
-The Crusaders took their lone lead of the night at 5-4 on a service ace by Lauryn Snyder.  The Shorewomen won the next three points to take a 7-5 lead on a Kristin Lee kill and would trail the rest of the night.  Leading 17-13, Washington won eight of the second set's final nine points to win by 11.  A ball handling error by the guests ended the second set.
-The Shorewomen won the sets first four points and raced out to a 12-2 lead on a service ace by Amy Rohn.  The set and match came to a conclusion on a Daunoras finisher.

For The Shorewomen (12-7)
-Daunoras (6 kills, contest-best 5 blocks and 2 aces to tie for match-high), Horan (contest-high 26 assists and 3 blocks), Audrey Utchen (match-best 13 digs), Alexis Jordan (7 kills to tie for match-best and hit .700 to lead all players), Lee (7 kills and 9 digs), Rohn (2 aces).
-Team hit .277 in the win and had five blocks with Daunoras contributing to all five.

For Alvernia (9-12)
-Abby O'Donnell (team-best 10 assists and 6 digs tied for team-high), Emily Smith (6 digs ties O'Donnell for squad-best), Wachowicz (5 kills to lead team).
-Team hit -.044 in the contest.

Notes
-Daunoras now has 328 blocks in her career as she broke the tie with Marcie McConville '06.  McConville had 323 blocks in her Washington career.  Daunoras is also tops in the team's history in assisted blocks with 226.  The senior ranks seventh in all-time solo blocks with 102.
-With her nine digs, Lee is now second all-time in Washington Volleyball history in digs with 1,180.  She passed Beverly Diaz '95 who tallied 1,176 digs in her career.  On Tuesday, she passed Abigail Benson '06 who notched 1,170 digs in her career with the Shorewomen.
-The match started 40 minutes late due to Alvernia getting stuck in traffic.

Up Next
10/14 v. Bryn Mawr – 7:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Match)
-Bryn Mawr rallied from two sets down last year to win in five sets.
-The Shorewomen have won the last seven meetings in Chestertown dating back to 2001.