The Elizabethtown College women’s volleyball team collected two more wins Saturday, Oct. 21 against Washington College and Hood College in Chestertown, Maryland. This was a non-conference tri-match starting with a match against Washington College.
The match was tough, but with three miscues on Washington and a block and kill by junior Gabby Anders, the Blue Jays took the lead. Not long after, the Shorewomen had four straight points to keep the match close. This was up until first year middle hitter Marisa Krinock earned her career high 20th kill to lock in the win for the Blue Jays.
It was a team effort for Etown, coming up with 50 kills and 85 digs during their game against Washington. Anders was involved in 39 of those 50 kills and first-year Aiyana Tietze-Di Toro earned 25 out of the 85 digs. The game started off a little rocky, but the Blue Jays picked it up to win the sets necessary to sweep Washington and move on.
Against Hood, the Blue Jays fell short of winning the first set, which ended as a 23-25 victory for Hood. Then the women picked it up, earning the next three sets as wins, the last set ending at 25-11.
Sophomore Elle Shatto earned 19 kills on 34 attempts without error in the final three sets. Junior Sarah Schneider assisted Etown in their success with 14 digs and 17 kills beside Tietze-Di Toro who also led with 21 digs.
Monday night Etown honored seniors Chelsea Gallagher, Morgan Reiss and Emily Sexton for their hard work and dedication to the team during the players’ time at the College.
This is Wilson College’s first year at varsity level competition volleyball, putting up a good fight against the Blue Jays. The women swept Wilson winning all sets by at least 10 points with help again from Shatto and Anders.
Shatto had a match high 15 kills whereas Anders had a career high of eight aces with 31 assists. Wilson rarely tested the Blue Jays, but had six total blocks by the end of the match.
The team is currently 17-9 overall and 0-4 in the Landmark Conference. Etown will have two more chances to get a Landmark Conference win this weekend at their final Landmark Conference Weekend of the season hosted by Goucher College Saturday, Oct. 28. The Jays will take on Catholic University at 1:30 p.m. and Goucher at 6:30 p.m.