Shorewomen Spook Owls in Straight Sets to Notch First Centennial Win

Shorewomen Spook Owls in Straight Sets to Notch First Centennial Win

Pietrucha Serves Up Career-Best and Match-High Four Aces

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The Washington College volleyball team picked up its first Centennial Conference win of the season by sweeping visiting Bryn Mawr, 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-9), on Wednesday night at the Cain Athletic Center in a Centennial Conference volleyball match.  The Shorewomen improve to 5-8 overall and 1-1 in the Centennial, while the Owls drop to 4-6 and 0-2 respectively with the loss.

Washington College 3 Bryn Mawr 0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-9)

How It Happened
- In the first set, Washington trailed 16-14 before going on a 9-2 run to take a 23-18 lead on a kill by Cassie Kowalski.  A bad set by the Owls gave WC the lead for good at 17-16.  Abby Smith capped the set with a kill to give the hosts a four-point win. 
- Bryn Mawr flipped a 17-9 Washington lead in the second set into a 24-22 lead of its own following a Penelope Newall kill that capped a 15-5 run for the Owls.  However the Shorewomen answered by scoring the final four points to take the set by two.  Kowalski gave WC the lead at 25-24 on a finisher and an attack miscue by Bryn Mawr ended the second. 
- The Shorewomen never trailed in the third set on their way to a 16-point victory.  Isabella Sansanelli tallied a kill to put Washington ahead for good at 2-1 and Smith ended the set and match with a kill as Washington hit .346 in the third.    

For The Shorewomen (5-8, 1-1 CC)
- Kaitlyn Marino (10 digs to lead team), Maggie Pietrucha (four aces to lead all players), Kowalski (seven kills and hit .429), Lizzie Baden (seven kills), Lauren Zedlar (13 assists), Jensyn Hartzell (10 assists and three aces), Sansanelli (three blocks to lead all participants)
- Washington had served up a season-best 13 aces on the night.
- Washington hit .234 in the win and rejected six Bryn Mawr attack attempts.

For Bryn Mawr (4-6, 0-2 CC)
- Nicole Wood (match-best nine kills, 12 assists and two blocks), Jane Rand (13 assists, match-high 12 digs and team-best three aces)
- The Owls hit .124 in the match and had two blocks.
- Bryn Mawr served a total of five aces.

Notes
- Kowalski was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewoman of the Match during the broadcast.
- Pietrucha had a career-best four aces in the victory.

Up Next
9/22 v. Lycoming (@ Stevenson) – 3:00 p.m. (Non-Conference Match)
9/22 @ Stevenson – 5:00 p.m. (Non-Conference Match)