Daunoras Named Tournament MVP; Lee Joins Daunoras on All-Tournament Team
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Senior outside hitter Kristin Lee (Dayton, Md.River Hill) became the third Washington College volleyball player to notch 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs as the Shorewomen concluded a 4-0 weekend at the DeSales Invitational with two three set victories. The Shorewomen topped host DeSales (27-25, 26-24, 25-12) and then bested Rutgers-Camden (25-18, 25-21, 25-12). Lee now has 1,003 kills and 1,006 digs. Senior middle hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, N.J./Seneca) was named the tournament most valuable player, while Lee joined Daunoras on the all-tournament team.
Washington College 3 DeSales 0 (27-25, 26-24, 25-12)
How It Happened
- Down 25-24 in the opening set, Washington won the final three points for the two-point win. Daunoras teamed up with Alexis Jordan to register the set clinching block. This was right after the Bulldogs went on a 5-1 run that turned a 23-20 deficit into a 25-24 lead for the hosts on a Laura Greenberg ace.
- WC rallied from a 7-0 deficit to pull out a 26-24 win the second set. Freshman Kaitlyn Marino clinched the set on a kill from sophomore Taylor Horan.
- The Shorewomen won 13 of the last 15 points in the third set to break open a 12-10 lead. A bad set by the host Bulldogs ended the set and match.
For The Shorewomen (4-0)
- Lee had a match-best 16 kills, while Daunoras had 11 finishers. WC hit .258 as a team in the victory.
- Daunoras had a part in four of Washington's six blocks, all assisted. Horan also had four assisted blocks and led all players with 38 assists.
- Audrey Utchen had 16 digs to lead Washington, while Rachel Baker had 12 digs and Emma Craig chipped in with 10.
- Team served up 11 aces.
For DeSales (3-1)
- Gabby Savite had a match-best 17 digs and added 10 kills for a double-double. She tied Logan Wiezlolowski for tops on the Bulldogs in kills with 10.
- Natalie Gray had 14 digs and led all players with four aces.
- Laura Greenberg had 11 digs for the hosts.
Washington College 3 Rutgers-Camden 0
How It Happened
- Lee tallied her 1,000th dig first on the point that gave WC a 6-2 lead in the third set as she dug the attack attempt of Rutgers-Camden's Brooke Hassan. Lee notched her 1,000th kill on an unassisted kill to give the Shorewomen a 9-2 lead. The Shorewomen raced out to a 16-3 lead in the last set on an assisted block by Daunoras and Marino and Lizzie Baden captured the set and match with a kill.
- In the first set, the Scarlet Raptors raced out to a 7-1 lead on a Kim Bryfogle service ace before WC rallied. A 10-2 run put the Shorewomen ahead 11-9. The teams were tied at 16-16 when Washington won nine of the final 11 points to win by seven with a Lee finisher ending the first set.
- The Shorewomen led 7-1 in the second set, but the Scarlet Raptors were able to close the set to 23-21 on a WC service error. The Shorewomen ended the set by winning the final two points with a block by Lee and sophomore Alaina Geissberger clinching the set.
For The Shorewomen (5-0)
- Lee had first double-double of the season in the win as she had 18 kills and 15 digs, both match highs. She also added four blocks in the win.
- Daunoras had seven blocks in the match to tie her career-high, which she has done on three prior occasions to today. Her seven assisted rejections is a personal-best. Washington as a team had 10 blocks in the win, all assisted blocks.
- Junior Utchen and sophomores Emma Craig and Amy Rohn all had 10 digs.
- Horan handed out a match-high 36 assists.
- Team hit .230 in the win.
For Rutgers-Camden (1-4)
- Erin Thompson had 14 digs to lead the Scarlet Raptors, while Melanie Kaiser added 11.
- Hassan had 19 assists to lead Rutgers-Camden.
- Lee joins Katie Bierzonski '01 and Katherine O'Brien '08 as Shorewomen to tally a 1,000 kills and digs. Bierzonski had 1,286 kills and 1,117 digs and O'Brien had 1,127 kills and 1,030 digs.
- Washington won all 12 sets this weekend.
- It was the Shorewomen's first victory over DeSales since a 2-1 victory in 1993. The Bulldogs won the prior two meetings, including a 3-0 win in 2012 at Muhlenberg. The two teams are now tied at 3-3 in six all-time matches.
- The Shorewomen are now 2-0 all-time versus Rutgers-Camden, both 3-0 wins. The Shorewomen downed the Scarlet Raptors in 2013 in Gettysburg.
9/9 v. Marymount – 7:00 p.m.
- Home opener for the Shorewomen.
- Marymount leads the all-time series 18-15 and has won five of the past six matches. The Shorewomen won the last meeting in Chestertown in four sets in 2013. The Saints swept last season's match in Arlington, Va.