Horan With Her 17th Double-Double of the Year and Finishes Career With 3,295 Assists
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Host Muhlenberg spoiled the season finale for visiting Washington College in a 3-0 (25-12, 27-25, 25-21) win for the home team on Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference volleyball match at Memorial Hall. Senior setter Taylor Horan (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma) had 26 assists and finished her career with 3,295 helpers, just eight short of the program record for most assists by a Shorewoman.
Muhlenberg 3 Washington College 0 (25-12, 27-25, 25-21)
How It Happened
- In the first set, the Mules used a 10-1 run to turn a 7-7 tie into a 17-8 lead on a kill by Maggie Enestvedt. Enestvedt and Stefanie Mutter teamed up for an assisted block to clinch the set for Muhlenberg.
- Washington in the second set took a 24-23 lead on a Lizzie Baden kill and led 25-24 following an Abby Smith finisher, but Muhlenberg would rally to take the set by winning the final three points. Enestvedt tied it at 25-25 on a kill and Tara Register registered a pair of kills for the final two points of the set.
- Tied 20-20 in the third set following a service ace by Smith, the Mules ended the set and match by winning five of the final six points to win by four. An Enestvedt and Mutter block put the Mules ahead for good at 21-20 and a Mutter finisher ended the contest.
For The Shorewomen (17-11, 3-7 CC)
- Horan (26 assists and 10 digs), Baden (10 kills), Cassie Kowalski (10 digs), Alaina Geissberger (five blocks to lead all players), Sarah Bentley (team-best three aces)
- Geissberger factored into five of the Shorewomen's nine blocks in the match.
- Washington hit .155 in the setback and served up five aces.
For Muhlenberg (24-5, 8-2 CC)
- Register (13 kills to lead all players), Enestvedt (11 kills and four blocks), Kelly Tornetta (10 kills), Maya Illovsky (match-bests of four aces and 17 digs)
- The Mules hit .282 in the match.
- Muhlenberg had seven aces as a team and totaled five blocks.
- Geissberger finishes her career with 296 blocks, third all-time in team history. Only Jess Daunoras '16 (362) and Marcie McConville '06 (323) had more than Geissberger.
- Horan finishes just eight assists behind Caitlin Ward '10, who tallied 3,303 helpers in her four years with the team. Horan finishes her career with 56 all-time double-doubles and tied for seventh all-time with Katherine O'Brien '08 in digs at 1,030.
- Of the 28 matches the team played this season, 20 went three sets, three went four sets and five went five sets. WC was 12-8 in three set contests, 2-1 in four setters and 3-1 in matches that went the distance.
- Today marked the final match in a Washington uniform for Bentley, Geissberger, Horan, Emily Houck and Amy Rohn. The Shorewomen went 65-43 overall the past four years.