Daunoras Sets Career-High In Blocks With Five Versus Wheaton (Ill.) and Portera Reaches Double Figures In Digs In Both Contests
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington College volleyball team dropped a pair of four-set matches on Friday in the first day of the Marymount Tournament at Converse Fieldhouse in a pair of non-conference volleyball matches. The Shorewomen lost to host Marymount, 3-1 (25-14, 22-25, 25-18, 25-13) in the first match on Friday and in the team's second match, Washington fell to Wheaton (Ill.), 3-1 (25-14, 17-25, 25-20, 25-18).
Marymount 3 Washington College 1 (25-14, 22-25, 25-18, 25-13)
How It Happened
- The Saints raced out to a 12-4 lead following a Mykael Johnson kill on their way to an 11-point victory. Myan Condroy ended the set with a kill on an assist from Maggie Viniard.
- In the second set, the teams were tied at 22-22 before Washington won the last three points to win the set. An assisted block by Jenna Daunoras and Kaitlyn Marino gave the Shorewomen a 23-22 lead and an attack error by Marymount ended the second.
- Marymount used an 8-1 run to snap a 10-10 tie in the third set to grab an 18-11 lead on an assisted block by Ashton Walker and Caroline Hanson. Walker ended the third set with a kill.
- Leading 8-7, the Saints took control of the fourth and final set with a 10-1 run to lead 18-8 on a Johnson finisher. Maggie Munro clinched the set and match with a kill for the hosts.
For The Shorewomen (4-2)
- Marino (seven kills), Jenna Daunoras (match-high four blocks), Lauren Zedlar (15 assists), Jensyn Hartzell (11 assists), Abby Smith (11 digs), Olivia Portera (team-high 12 digs)
- The Shorewomen hit .124 in the match while picking up four blocks and one ace.
For Marymount (5-1)
- Hanson (match-best 17 kills and 12 digs), Johnson (17 kills) Emily Abramaltys (15 kills), Theresa Buscemi (match-bests of 23 digs and five aces), Viniard (53 assists)
- The Saints hit .247 in the contest while notching 10 aces and five blocks.
Wheaton (Ill.) 3 Washington College 1 (25-14, 17-25, 25-20, 25-18)
How It Happened
- The Thunder led 6-4 in the first set before winning six of the next seven points to lead 12-5 following a bad set by the Shorewomen. An attack error by Washington ended the first set.
- Leading 16-15 in the second set, Washington went on a 9-2 set closing run to level the match a 1-1. Cassie Kowalski began the run with a kill and an assisted block by Daunoras and Lizzie Baden ended the set. WC hit .391 in the second set.
- Wheaton used a 6-2 run to turn a 16-14 lead into a 22-16 lead on a finisher by Audrey Gerze. Ellie Brown ended the third set with a kill to give the Thunder the victory.
- In the fourth and final set, the Thunder used a 7-0 run to take a 22-13 lead following a ball handling error by the Shorewomen. Deborah Smith notched a kill to end the match.
For The Shorewomen (4-3)
- Baden (10 kills and three blocks), Kowalski (10 kills and 11 digs), Zedlar (19 assists), Hartzell (15 assists and four aces), Portera (10 digs), Daunoras (five blocks to lead all players and also sets a career-high)
- Washington hit .151 as a team and had nine service aces to go along with five blocks.
For Wheaton (Ill.) (6-0)
- Smith (11 kills), Kelly Thornton (10 kills, match-best 25 assists and team-high three aces), Alecia Funk (18 assists), Jess Bosse (17 digs to lead all participants)
- The Thunder hit .240, while serving up six aces and tallying four rejections.
- Daunoras set her career-high twice today as she had four in the Marymount match before notching five versus Wheaton (Ill).
- This was the first-ever meeting between the Shorewomen and the Thunder.
9/8 v. Eastern – 11:00 a.m. (Marymount Tournament)
9/8 v. Randolph-Macon – 1:00 p.m. (Marymount Tournament)
- Washington is playing Eastern for the first time since 2014 and Randolph-Macon for the first time in 10 years.