Women’s volleyball falls twice in Landmark opener, steals one set in loss to Neumann

Megan Piercy September 29, 2016 0

Elizabethtown College’s women’s volleyball team traveled to Moravian College this Saturday to take on opponents Goucher College and Catholic University, both in the Landmark Conference.

Etown’s first match of the day was against Goucher at 1:30 p.m. Sophomore Mackenzie Garner led the Blue Jays with 14 kills and .583 hitting percentage. Despite Garner’s strong stats, the team hit .153 and committed nine service errors throughout the match, resulting in a Gopher victory for all three sets, 25-16, 25-20 and 25-21.

Sophomore Anna Simpson had an impressive six kills during the match. The team also got 11 digs from first-year Elle Shatto, a team high, as well as 17 assists from sophomore Gabby Anders.

The Blue Jays’ second match of the day was against Catholic at 4:00 p.m.

Though the first and third sets were close, Etown could not manage to pull away in any of the sets, allowing all three to result in wins for the Cardinals.

Catholic came out strong hitting .442 with only five errors during the match.

This time it was sophomore Sarah Schneider leading the way for the Blue Jays with 14 kills, the third most in her career. Following Schneider was Garner and Shatto with 12 and four kills, respectively. The team also had eight aces, again led by Schneider with three, and two more from Anders.

Despite this, Catholic’s strong hitting percentage, paired with the Etown’s plethora of errors (20 attack, seven on the serve), proved to be too much for the Blue Jays with final scores of 25-21, 25-16 and 25-19 for the match.

After their two games this weekend Etown has added two more losses to their record, now 4-11.

The Blue Jays are now preparing for another Landmark Conference weekend next Saturday at Susquehanna.


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