Fords Record Three-Set Win Over Shorewomen

Fords Record Three-Set Win Over Shorewomen

Kowalski Sets Career-High In Digs With 19

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Host Haverford topped visiting Washington College on Wednesday evening, 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 26-24), in a Centennial Conference volleyball match at Gooding Arena.     

Washington College 3 Haverford 1 (26-24, 16-25, 25-13, 25-23)

How It Happened
- In the first set, Claire Nicholas ended the set with a kill to give the Fords a nine-point win.  The Fords used an 8-3 run to turn a 12-8 lead into a 20-11 cushion on an attack error by Washington.  Haverford never trailed in the set, scoring the first five points of the match.
- Down 13-8 in the second set, the Shorewomen scored sever unanswered points to take a 15-13 lead on an attack miscue by the Fords.  Haverford would respond by going on an 11-4 run to take a 24-19 lead on a Zoe Wong kill.  Washington would counter with straight points to cut the lead to 24-23 on a Lizzie Baden kill before Haverford got the final point of the set on an assisted block by Nicholas and Madison Adore.
- The two squads were tied 24-24 in the third set when Haverford won the final two points to take the set and match.  Natalie Pisch put the Fords ahead 25-24 on a kill and a finisher by Sara Matsumara concluded the contest.

For The Shorewomen (14-7, 2-4 CC)
- Lizzie Baden (match-best 13 kills, hit .435 and three blocks), Taylor Horan (27 assists to lead team and 11 digs for double-double), Abby Smith (10 digs), Cassie Kowalski (career-best 19 digs and three aces to tie for match-best), Kaitlyn Marino (three aces), Kylie Peets (team-high four blocks)
- Washington hit .088 had seven blocks and served up seven aces.

For Haverford (13-8, 2-4 CC)
- Matsumara (10 kills to co-lead squad and 14 digs), Nicholas (10 kills to tie for team-high and three aces to tie for tops in match), Pisch (20 digs to lead all players), Wong (29 assists to lead all players)
- Haverford had five blocks.
- The Fords hit .202 in the match and eight aces.

Notes
- Horan tallied her 13th double-double of the season and now has 52 in her career.  She has double-doubles in seven of the last nine matches.

Up Next
10/14 v. Franklin & Marshall – 12:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference match)
10/14 v. Alvernia – 4:00 p.m. (Non-Conference Match)