Shorewomen Fall in Pair of Matches Against ODAC Schools at Gallaudet

Shorewomen Fall in Pair of Matches Against ODAC Schools at Gallaudet

Smith Garners Spot on All-Tournament Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington College volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) teams at the Gallaudet Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Field House.  In the first match of the day, Washington was downed by Lynchburg, 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-15), before succumbing to Virginia Wesleyan, 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-19) in the second contest.  Junior outside hitter Abby Smith (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) was named to the all-tournament team. 

Lynchburg 3 Washington College 0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-15)

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen took a 23-22 lead in the first set following a kill by Laura Cochrane before the Hornets rallied to win the set by capturing the last three points.  Disa Haugsdahl gave Lynchburg a 24-23 lead on a kill and Sydney Frink clinched the set with a kill. 
- Leading 20-18 in the second set, Lynchburg won the last five points for the seven-point set win.  Abbi Leeper netted a pair of finishers to finish off the second.
- In the third set, the Hornets jumped out to a 17-5 lead on a Calli Clevinger kill and the closest Washington got the rest of the way was eight points on two occasions.  A service error by WC ended the set and match.

For The Shorewomen (2-4)
- Isabella Sansanelli (five kills and match-best four blocks), Abby Hilty (13 digs), Lauren Zedlar (12 assists) 
- Team hit .082 in the contest, notched six rejections and served up seven aces.

For Lynchburg (7-1)
- Frink (contest-best 17 kills and hit .533), Erin Farina (22 assists to lead all participants), Alexis Davies-Hackenburg (12 assists), Annie Tynes (three aces to top all players), Lauren Stanford (match-high 20 digs).
- The Hornets hit .236 in the contest, had three blocks and seven aces.

Virginia Wesleyan 3 Washington College 0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-19)

How It Happened
- The Marlins hit .476 in the first set win and got an ace by Amber Matalus to end the first set as Virginia Wesleyan led the entire way.
- Leading 8-7, Virginia Wesleyan won 17 of the final 23 points to pull away for the second set victory.  An attack error by Washington ended the second set.
- The Shorewomen tied the third set at 19-19 on a Sansanelli kill before the Marlins won the last six points of the contest.  A Haley Sutton kill made it 20-19 and Meghan Wood served up an ace to end the match. 

For The Shorewomen (2-5)
- Maggie Pietrucha (five kills), Jensyn Hartzell (eight assists), Olivia Portera (contest-high 10 digs)
- Washington had one ace and block each as the team hit .011.

For Virginia Wesleyan (8-0)
- Lauren Topper (eight kills to lead all players), Wood (18 assists and four aces to lead in both categories), Sutton (14 assists), Alyssa Taylor (nine digs), Sydney Collins (four blocks)
- Marlins hit .363 while notching nine aces and six blocks.

Notes
- Smith was named to an all-tournament team for the second time in her career as she also was named to the all-tournament team at the Knights Invitational at Arcadia in 2017.

Up Next
9/11 v. Catholic – 7:00 p.m. (Non-Conference match)
- The Shorewomen's home opener.