Arcadia Spoils Washington’s Home Opener, 3-2

Kowalski Totals 16 Kills and 13 Digs For First Career Double-Double; Rohn and Utchen Match Career-High With Five Aces

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Arcadia raced out to a 13-7 lead in the fifth set and held off a rally by host Washington College to secure a 3-2 (26-24, 15-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-13) win on Monday night at the Cain Athletic Center in a non-conference volleyball match.  It was the home opener for the Shorewomen.

Arcadia 3 Washington College 2 (26-24, 15-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-13)

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen led 14-7 in the first set before the Knights began their comeback and would eventually take a 23-22 lead on a WC attack error.  With the two teams tied at 24-24, Arcadia won the final two points to win the set and clinched it on an Emily Eng kill.
- Washington used a 15-4 run to turn 6-6 tie into a 21-10 lead in the second set on a ball handling error by the Knights.  Alexis Jordan ended the set with a kill to even the match.
- With the third set tied at 22-22 following an assisted block by Jordan and Alaina Geissberger, Arcadia captured three of the final four points to win the set by two, clinching it on a Washington attack miscue.
- In the fourth set, the Shorewomen led 23-18 before the Knights scored five of the next six points to trim the lead to 24-23 on a service error by the hosts.  Cassie Kowalski sent the match to a decisive fifth set on the next point on a kill.
- The Knights used an 11-4 run in the fifth and final set to turn a 2-2 tie into a 13-6 lead on a Colleen Stengel kill.  Down 14-8, Washington won five straight points to cut the lead to 14-13 on an Audrey Utchen service ace.  However, Arcadia would seal the victory on a Sam Dulak kill.

For The Shorewomen (6-3)
- Kowalski (match-high 16 kills and sets personal-best in digs with 13), Lizzie Baden (career-best 11 kills and three blocks), Audrey Utchen (18 digs and five aces to tie for match-high), Taylor Horan (38 assists for tops on team and led all players with 20 digs), Amy Rohn (five aces to tie for match-high), Geissberger (four blocks to lead all players)
- Shorewomen had 13 service aces in the match.
- Kowalski tallied her first career double-double.
- Rohn and Utchen tied their career high in aces with five.

For Arcadia (5-6)
- Shannon Ryan (14 kills to lead team), Dulak (11 kills and 14 digs), Stengel (39 assists to lead all participants, 12 digs and three blocks), Kayla Resh (team-best 18 digs), Eng (10 kills), Becca Campf and Brionna Cox (three blocks)
- The Knights hits .462 in the fifth and decisive set.
- Arcadia had 10 aces in the victory.

- With her 18 digs, Audrey Utchen now has 1,314 digs in her career and is just eight digs away from becoming the program's all-time leader in digs.  Arielle Brown '09 is the all-time leader in digs with 1,321.

Up Next
9/21 @ Catholic – 7:00 p.m. (non-conference match)
- Shorewomen topped Catholic last season in a five-set contest.
- Washington has won three straight and four of the last five versus the Cardinals.