Shorewomen Broom Away Bears In Straight Sets In Home Finale

Shorewomen Broom Away Bears In Straight Sets In Home Finale

Washington Wins Sixth Straight Against Ursinus

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The Washington College volleyball team swept visiting Ursinus, 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-21), on Wednesday night at the Cain Athletic Center in a Centennial Conference volleyball match.  The Shorewomen have now downed the Bears six straight times in the series and improve to 17-10 overall and 3-6 in the Centennial.  The Bears drop to 6-17 and 0-8 respectively with the loss.  It was the home finale for the Shorewomen.

Washington College 3 Ursinus 0 (25-7, 25-19, 25-20)

How It Happened
-In the first set, Washington won the first five points and raced out to a 14-2 lead on a kill by Alaina Geissberger and never looked back on its way to an 18-point win.  An attack error by the Bears ended the opening set. 
-The Shorewomen used an 8-2 run to turn a 7-7 tie into a 15-9 lead on a kill by Abby SmithLizzie Baden ended the second with a finisher from Taylor Horan
-Ursinus jumped out to an 8-4 lead in the third set following a service ace by Taylor McCartney before Washington answered with a 13-4 run to take a 17-12 lead on an attack miscue by the Bears.  After Ursinus won the next three points to cut the lead to 17-15 after a block by Miranda Foster and Kelly Piotrowicz, the Shorewomen ended the night winning eight of the final 13 points to win by five.  Isabella Sansanelli notched a kill from Horan to end the set and contest. 

For The Shorewomen (17-10, 3-6 CC)
- Horan (match-best 25 assists and nine digs to tie for match-best), Kylie Peets (match-best five blocks), Kaitlyn Marino (10 kills to lead all players), Sarah Bentley (five aces to lead all players)
-Washington had seven blocks on the night.
-Washington hit .216 in the win and served up 13 aces.

For Ursinus (6-17, 0-8 CC)
-Foster (six kills), Lauren Novtony (nine digs to tie for match-best and two aces to tie for team-best), Piotrowicz (17 assists), McCartney (two aces)
-Bears hit .-022 in the match and had four blocks.
-Ursinus served a total of four aces.

Notes
-Marino was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewoman of the Match during the broadcast.
-Washington has won six in a row against Ursinus and it's the current longest streak against any Centennial foe.
-Horan totaled her 100th career block in the win and now has 3,269 career assists.  She needs 34 helpers to tie Caitlin Ward '10 for the all-time assists lead by a WC player and 35 to break.  Ward totaled 3,303 in her career.
-It was the "Purple Out Game" in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month that was co-hosted by the women's volleyball team and the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.

Up Next
10/27 @ Muhlenberg – 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Match)
-Season finale.