Sansanelli Tallies 19 Kills in Two Matches and Hits .462 (Versus F&M) and .375 (Against Clarkson)
LANCASTER, Pa. – The Washington College volleyball team dropped a pair of matches in a tri-match on Saturday at the Mayser Center. In the first match of the day, host Franklin & Marshall topped Washington, 3-0, (25-15, 25-23, 25-22) in a Centennial Conference match and in the second contest, the Shorewomen dropped a five-setter to Clarkson, 3-2, (22-25, 25-22, 25-14, 22-25, 15-11).
Franklin & Marshall 3 Washington College 0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-22)
How It Happened
- Leading 10-9 in the first set, Franklin & Marshall rolled off nine consecutive points to take a 19-9 lead on a service ace by Grace Maggiore. Grace Morrow clinched the opening set for the Diplomats with a kill.
- In the second set, F&M used a 5-0 run to turn a 10-8 deficit into a 13-10 lead following an ace by Delaney Hahn and would not trail again the rest of the set. Trailing 23-19, the Shorewomen won four of the next five points to trim the lead to 24-23 on a Lizzie Baden kill. However, Allison Franke tallied a kill for the hosts to seal the set for the Diplomats.
- Washington led 22-20 in the third set following a Baden kill before F&M won the final five points to win the set and match. Barbara Kapustin notched a kill to give the Diplomats a 23-22 lead and Amy Mullen tallied a finisher to end the set and contest.
For The Shorewomen (7-14, 2-6 CC)
- Isabella Sansanelli (seven kills, two blocks and hit .462), Baden (two blocks), Abby Smith (nine digs), Lauren Zedlar (team-best 13 assists), Jensyn Hartzell (12 assists)
- Washington had four aces and three blocks.
- Team hit .163 in the match.
For Franklin & Marshall (18-5, 8-0 CC)
- Franke (match-best 12 kills), Maggiore (contest-highs of 38 assists and 15 digs), Hahn (three aces to lead all players and 12 digs)
- Diplomats hit .256 as a team, tallied six aces and had one block in the win.
Clarkson 3 Washington College 2 (22-25, 25-22, 25-14, 22-25, 15-11)
How It Happened
- In the opening set, the Shorewomen won the final four points to come away with the three-point win. Kaitlyn Marino gave WC a 23-22 lead on a kill and she also tallied the set-ending kill.
- The Golden Knights would even the match at a set apiece as they netted the final three points to snap a 22-22 tie. Gillian Kurtic gave Clarkson a 23-22 lead on a kill and an attack error by Washington ended the second set.
- Leading 13-10 in the third set, Clarkson won seven straight points to take a 20-10 lead following an attack error by Washington. A bad set by the Shorewomen was the final point of the third. The Golden Knights had 13 kills and zero errors as they hit .500 in the set.
- Tied at 11-11 in the fourth set, the Shorewomen won four straight points to take a 15-11 lead on an attack miscue by the Golden Knights. Leading 24-22, Sansanelli tallied a kill to give Washington the fourth set and forced a fifth and decisive set.
- In the fifth set, Clarkson raced out to a 6-2 lead on a Kendall Cheval kill. Washington trailed 11-6 before rolling off four straight points to trim the Clarkson lead to 11-10 on an assisted block by Sansanelli and Smith. However the Golden Knights would win four of the final five points to win by four as a Rachel Reusch solo block ended the set and match.
For The Shorewomen (7-15)
- Sansanelli (12 kills and hits .375), Smith (10 kills and 11 digs), Kowalski (15 kills and 14 digs), Zedlar (29 assists and 16 digs), Kabrick (15 digs and three aces to tie for match-high)
- Team hit .138 in the contest, notched two rejections and served seven aces.
For Clarkson (11-8)
- Reusch (match-high 21 kills and tied for match-high in blocks with four), Kurtic (16 kills and four blocks to tie for contest-best), Cheval (12 kills and 14 digs), Haley Aud (24 assists), Meghan Edmund (17 digs), Amanda Collins (35 assists to lead all players), Kate Isaksen (contest-best 33 digs)
- The Golden Knights had a .228 attack percentage, eight blocks and four aces.
- Washington College Director of Human Resources Carolyn Burton is an alumna of Clarkson where she played both volleyball and lacrosse.
- Kabrick set a career-high in aces with three.
10/16 v. Immaculata – 7:00 p.m. (Non-Conference Match)
- The Shorewomen have won both meetings with the Mighty Macs as they swept them in 2013 at Rowan and 2016 at Alvernia.