Washington College Splits Tri-Match – Falls To Gettysburg and Sweeps Rosemont

Washington College Splits Tri-Match – Falls To Gettysburg and Sweeps Rosemont

Team's 9-1 Start Matches 1978 and 2014 Squads For Best Record 10 Matches Into A Season

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The Washington College volleyball team split a home tri-match on Saturday with Gettysburg and Rosemont.  The Shorewomen were downed by Gettysburg, 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-19), in in the opening match of the day in the Centennial Conference opener for both squads.  Washington rebounded from the loss to the Bullets to sweep Rosemont, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-12), in the last match of the day.  The Bullets topped the Ravens in three sets (25-10, 25-13, 25-9) in the middle match.  The Shorewomen are now 9-1 overall and 0-1 in the CC.  This is the third time WC has started a season 9-1 in program history as the 1978 and 2014 editions of Shorewomen Volleyball opened 9-1.

Gettysburg 3 Washington College 0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-19)

How It Happened
- Leading 8-7 In the first set, Gettysburg went on an 8-3 run to take a 16-10 lead on a Stephanie Blair kill.  Blair ended the set with a service ace to give the guests an eight-point win.
- In the second set, the Bullets used an 8-2 run to turn a 9-9 tie into a 17-11 lead on an Allie Stranick kill. Washington would respond with a 12-7 run to cut the lead to the lead to 24-23 on a finisher by Cassie Kowalski.  However, an attack error by WC on the next point ended the set.
- Tied 6-6 in the third and final set, Gettysburg took the lead for good on a Shannon Fletcher kill that ignited a 4-1 spurt by the Bullets.  The Bullets took their largest lead of the set at 20-12 on a Stranick finisher and clinched the set and match on an attack miscue by WC.

For The Shorewomen (8-1, 0-1 CC)
- Kaitlyn Marino (team-high 14 kills and seven digs to tie for team-high), Taylor Horan (team-best 27 assists and seven digs to tie for squad-best), Alaina Geissberger (three blocks to lead all player), Abby Hilty (team-best two aces)
- WC had four aces and six blocks in match.
- The team hit .223 match as the team and hit .200 or better in the first and third sets.

For Gettysburg (11-0, 1-0 CC)
- Blair (match-highs of 41 assists and three aces), Stranick (contest-best 15 kills), Fletcher (10 kills and .769 attack percentage), Maddie Weikert (10 digs)
- The Bullets had seven aces and four blocks.
- Gettysburg hit .382 in the match, including .424 in the opening set.

Washington College 3 Rosemont 0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-12)

How It Happened
- Tied 7-7 in the opening set, WC went on an 18-7 run to win by 11 points.  Isabella Sansanelli put WC ahead for good at 8-7 on an ace and Laura Cochrane served up an ace to end the first.
- In the second set, Olivia Portera notched a pair of aces to give Washington a quick 4-0 lead.  The Shorewomen took a 17-6 lead on a service error by the Ravens before Rosemont scored seven straight points to cut the lead to 17-13 on a kill by Leilani Naone-Carter.  Washington answered though with a set closing 8-3 run to win by nine.  Hilty ended the set with an ace as WC got five aces in the last eight points, four of which came by Kowalski. 
- The Shorewomen jumped out to an 18-3 lead in the third set on an attack miscue by the Ravens.  Cochrane ended the match with a kill to give the hosts a 13-point win. 

For The Shorewomen (9-1)
- Peets (five kills to tie for match-high and two blocks to tie for match-high), Abby Smith (five kills), Kowalski (four aces to tie for match-best), Hilty (team-high seven digs and four aces), Horan (13 assists)
- Washington had a season-high 22 aces in the win and three blocks.
- The Shorewomen hit .114 as a team in the win

For Rosemont (1-6)
- Leilani Naone-Carter (four kills and two blocks), Alyssa Springer (nine assists and two aces to tie for team-high), Ke'alohilani Naone-Carter (two aces), Lovette Jenkins (nine digs to lead all players)
- The Ravens hit -.059 in the match.
- Rosemont had six aces and two blocks in the contest.

Gettysburg 3 Rosemont 0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-9)

For Gettysburg (12-0)
- Kasey Higgins (10 kills), Faith Adams (nine kills in nine attack attempts), Brooke Newell (19 assists), Rachel Gombatz (11 assists), Sierra Conboy (six digs)

For Rosemont (1-5)
- Leilani Naone-Carter (five kills), Ke'alohilani Naone-Carter (seven assists), Holly Brady (six digs)

Notes
- Marino was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Match for Gettysburg and Peets earned the honors against Rosemont.
- Washington has served up 45 aces against Rosemont in its last two wins over the Ravens.  In a three-set sweep in 2014, the Shorewomen served up a program record 23 aces.  Today they were one off that mark with 22.
- The Shorewomen had their three-match home winning streak over the Bullets snapped.  WC's last loss at home to Gettysburg prior to today was a four-set loss in 2010.

Up Next
9/20 @ Bryn Mawr – 7:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Match)
- The Shorewomen won in three sets over the Owls last year at Bryn Mawr.