Fords Survive Shorewomen in Five Sets

Fords Survive Shorewomen in Five Sets

Lee Tallies 16 Kills, 18 Digs in Loss

HAVERFORD, Pa. — Host Haverford College survived a tough challenge from visiting Washington College, pulling out a 25-18, 21-25, 25-18, 25-27, 15-9, Centennial Conference volleyball win tonight to clinch a berth in the conference's five-team championship tournament.

Haverford 3, Washington College 2 (25-18, 21-25, 25-18, 25-27, 15-9)

How It Happened
- The Fords led the entire first set and had a 20-14 advantage before the Shorewomen ran off three straight points, including a pair of aces by Jess Daunoras to cut the margin to three at 20-17.
- After the teams exchanged service errors, Haverford scored the final four points of the set, taking a 1-0 match lead thanks to a service ace by Keri Godbe.
- In the second set, the Fords held an 8-5 lead before the Shorewomen ran off eight straight points to surge ahead, 13-8, with a run that included two kills each from Alexis Jordan and Kaitlyn Marino.
- Haverford countered with five straight points to reclaim the lead at 14-13 on a Godbe ace. Shortly thereafter, the Shorewomen notched three straight points to build a 17-15 lead on a Daunoras kill. Haverford leveled the score at 17-17, but a Kristin Lee ace gave the Shorewomen another two-point lead at 20-18.  
- The Fords tied things up again at 20-20 before a Marino kill, but a Daunoras service error evened the score yet again at 21-21. Marino put the Shorewomen ahead for good with a kill and Washington finished the set on a four-point run to tie the match at one set each.
- In the third set, the Shorewomen jumped out to leads of 5-1 and 10-4. The Fords then scored the next seven points to take an 11-10 lead on a Lee attack error. The Shorewomen briefly tied the score at 11-11 on a Jordan kill, but Haverford ran off the next seven points to take a commanding 18-11 lead on a Valentine Courouble kill and complete a 14-1 run. Haverford led by at least three points the rest of the set to claim a 2-1 match lead.
- In the fourth set, a four-point Haverford run gave the Fords a 10-7 lead, the biggest advantage for either team in the set up to that point. Washington came back to tie the score at 12-12 on an ace by Sarah Bentley and 13-13 on a Courouble service error before the Fords put together three straight points for a 16-13 lead on a Godbe kill.
- The Shorewomen scored seven of the next eight points to build a 20-17 advantage. Taylor Horan served three straight aces to complete the run. Haverford responded with four straight points, the final three off Courouble kills, to regain the lead at 21-20.
- Marino and Lee then put together a pair of kills for the Shorewomen and Rachel Baker added an ace for a 23-21 Washington advantage. Haverford surged back ahead, 24-23, courtesy of two Courouble kills and a block by Courouble and Kaylnn Mayo.
- After a Godbe service error  made it 24-24, Audrey Utchen had an ace for the Shorewomen and Courouble a kill for the Fords to set the score at 25-25. Lee then pounded down back-to-back kills for the Shorewomen to force the decisive fifth set.
- Haverford staked out an early 4-0 lead in the fifth thanks to kills by Godbe and Courouble, a block by Mayo, and a kill by Nina Mutty. Three Godbe kills later in the set gave the Fords a commanding 11-4 advantage. 

For the Shorewomen (16-10, 4-5 Centennial Conference)
- Lee finished with a team-high 16 kills and 18 digs. Marino had 14 kills, while Daunoras tallied 10 kills and three blocks.
- Horan piled up 43 assists, 18 digs, and five aces in the match.
- Utchen had a match-high 25 digs.
- Washington hit .112 as a team and served 12 aces.

For Haverford (18-9, 7-2 Centennial Conference)
- Courouble and Godbe combined for 45 kills for the Fords. Courouble had a match-best 25 of those, along with three aces, 15 digs, and three blocks. Godbe added 20 kills, 19 digs, and four aces.
- Mutty and Zoe Wong also had double-doubles. Mutty tallied 13 kills and 17 digs, while Wong finished with 39 assists and 14 digs.
- Mayo had a match-best five blocks, while Jeanna Kenney tallied a team-high 24 digs.
- The Fords hit .241 as a team and served nine aces.

Notes
- Lee's 16 kills gave her 1,268 for her career, 18 shy of the school record set by Katie Bierzonski '01 with one match remaining in her collegiate career. 

Up Next for the Shorewomen
10/31 v. McDaniel - 2:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference match)
- The match against the Green Terror will be the Shorewomen's Senior Day and season finale.