Saturday, Oct. 14, Elizabethtown College’s volleybal l team participated in a Landmark Conference Weekend hosted by Moravian College. The Blue Jays lost their matches to the University of Scranton and Susquehanna University, both undefeated in the Landmark Conference.
Etown’s first game was at 1:30 p.m. against Scranton. The Jays dropped the first two sets to the Royals 25-19 and 25-11. They came back to take the third set 25-19, but dropped the last one 25-13, losing the match 3-1.
Junior Sarah Schneider led the Blue Jays in kills, finishing the match with 14. Sophomore Elle Shatto followed with 10 kills and earned an ace, two assists and 12 digs.
First-year Aiyana Tietze- DiToro led the team in aces and digs with three and 17, respectively and junior Gabby Anders had one block, 31 assists and 10 digs.
The Blue Jays’ second game of the afternoon was against Susquehanna at 4 p.m. Etown lost a close first set 25-22, but came back to take the second set 25-23.
Schneider had seven kills in the set and Anders had a pair of aces and assisted on nine kills.
The River Hawks came back to take the last two sets from the Jays 25-19 and 25-14.
It was Schneider again leading the Jays with 19 aces, then it was first-year Marisa Krinock with 14 and Shatto with 12.
Anders, always a contributor for Etown, had another impressive performance with four aces, one block, seven digs and 46 assists, her second highest of the season. Tietze-DiToro had 24 digs and three assists and senior Chelsea Gallagher had 14 digs and two assists.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, the Blue Jays had another match at home against Ursinus College. Etown took all three sets, getting the win 3-0 over the Bears.
The Blue Jays took the first set 25-13 and the second set 25- 14. The third set was closer, but Etown still easily got the win 25-18.
Krinock had a match-high 11 kills and a match-high four blocks. This is the third time out of the last four matches Krinock has earned kills in the double digits. Schneider finished the match with seven kills and Shatto ended the night with five.
Anders and Tietze-DiToro tied for a match-high two aces. Anders also had 27 assists and three blocks. Tietze-DiToro had three assists and led the Jays in digs, finishing with eight.
Ursinus had 25 errors to Etown’s six and a -.01 hitting percentage to Etown’s .287.
The Blue Jays will be back on the road Saturday, Oct. 21, to take on Washington College at 12 p.m. and Hood College at 2 p.m. Senior night for the Etown seniors will be Monday, Oct. 23, in their game against Wilson College at 7 p.m. in Thompson Gym.