Shorewomen Go 50/50 In Day Two at Knights Fall Classic

Shorewomen Go 50/50 In Day Two at Knights Fall Classic

WC Sweeps King's After Falling To Rowan

ASTON, Pa. – In the second day of the Knights Fall Classic hosted by Neumann, the Washington College volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday at Merinda Court.  In the first match of the day for the Shorewomen fell to Rowan, 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 26-24, 25-22), but were able to gain the split by topping King's, 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-7).  Sophomore Kaitlyn Marino (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) was named to the all-tournament team.

Rowan 3 Washington College 1 (24-26, 25-20, 26-24, 25-22)

How It Happened
- Trailing 24-23 in the first set, the Shorewomen won the final three points to grab the opening set.  Marino tied the set at 24-24 on a kill and Rowan committed consecutive attack errors to give WC the opening set.
- Rowan jumped out to an 8-3 lead in the second set on a Megan Jacobi kill.  The Profs led 20-15 before the Shorewomen went on a 5-1 run to trim the lead to 21-20 on Rowan attack miscue.  However, the Profs won the last four points of the set to win by five, securing the set on an Erin Keegan solo block.
- Washington led 23-21 in the third set on a Rowan service error before the Profs rallied to take the set by going on a set-closing 5-1 run.  Jacobi gave the Profs their first lead since 17-16 in the set on a kill and a Kailey Gallagher service ace gave Rowan the win.
- The Profs clinched the set on an Erica O'Hagan kill in a back-and-forth set as neither team led by more than three points at any time.

For The Shorewomen (7-10)
- Audrey Utchen (team-best 19 digs), Taylor Horan (36 assists to lead all players and 11 digs), Marino (team-high 16 kills and 15 digs to tie for career-high), Cassie Kowalski (12 kills and match-high four aces), Rachel Baker (12 digs and three aces), Sarah Bentley (15 digs to tie career-high), Alaina Geissberger (three digs)
- WC had nine aces and five blocks in match.

For Rowan (6-13)
- Katelyn Paxson (28 assists and 12 digs), Kat Wolf (12 assists and 20 digs), Jennifer Vorel (20 digs), Keegan (15 digs and match-high four blocks), Jacobi (19 kills and .372 hitting percentage), O'Hagan (10 kills).
- The Profs had five aces and eight blocks.

Washington College 3 King's 0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-7)

How It Happened
- Washington snapped a 4-4 tie in the first set with an 11-1 to take a 15-5 lead on Horan kill.  Kowalski ended the opener on a kill.
- The Shorewomen raced out to a 24-10 lead in the second set on a Kowalski ace before the Lady Monarchs went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 24-19 on a Kaitlyn Shifflett and Jessica Carr assisted block.  Washington did finally end the set on a Marino kill.
- In the third and last set, a 20-4 run by the Shorewomen turned a 5-3 lead into a 25-7 win, clinching the match on a block by Geissberger and Lizzie Baden.

For The Shorewomen (8-10)
- Marino (match-high 15 kills and .483 attack percentage), Horan (33 assists), Kowalski (career-high six aces), Geissberger (three blocks).
-Washington had 11 aces in the win and five blocks.
-Team hit .398 in the win.

For King's (13-10)
- Shifflett (10 kills), Kelly Pierce (22 assists)
- The Lady Monarchs hit .155 as a team.

- WC played Rowan for the third time in four years, also playing the Profs in 2013 and 2014.
- The Shorewomen downed the Lady Monarchs for the first time in 24 years when they won 2-0.

Up Next
10/11 at Wesley – 7:00 p.m. (Non-Conference Match)
- Shorewomen and Wolverines are meeting for the first time since 2012.
- Washington has never lost to its Delmarva rival as they are 10-0 all-time.