Saturday, September 9, 2017

Volleyball - Lycoming Freshmen, Singleton lead Warriors past Hartwick, D’Youville

Freshman Elle Jednorski posted 13 kills and hit .929 against Hartwick. (Photo Courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – In the first match, the Lycoming College volleyball team used an inspired .435 hitting effort to sweep Hartwick, 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-10), and in the second match, the Warriors gutted out a four-set win while hitting a solid .252 and scooping up 59 digs against D’Youville (17-25, 25-13, 25-22, 25-15) to open the Lycoming Invitational at Lamade Gym on Friday night, Sept. 8.

Sophomore Lilly Singleton (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) posted 21 kills and hit over .400 in both matches to lead the Warriors (4-1 overall), while freshman Elle Jednorski (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) posted 13 kills and hit .929 in the 3-0 win over Hartwick and freshman Kiannah Titus (Clay, N.Y./Baldwinsville) finished with 10 kills and 15 digs for her first double-double against D’Youville.

Lycoming posted 38 kills on 69 attempts against the Hawks (2-3 overall), hitting .435, including posting two sets better than .400.

Lycoming had just one error in the first set, hitting .429, while Jednorski led the way with four kills and sophomoreAlysa McDevitt (Warminster, Pa./Archbishop Wood) added three in the set. Jednorski added four more kills, while Singleton added six on eight swings in the second set, as Lycoming again posted a 25-15 set. In the third set, Singleton served for 13 straight points as Lycoming finished off the sweep with a 25-10 win.

Singleton finished with eight kills, four aces and five digs and senior Catherine Burger (Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford) added 21 assists, two kills and two blocks. Titus added four kills, two aces and three blocks. SophomoreEmily Morris (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North) added 10 assists and junior Emily Hepner (Leesport, Pa./Schuylkill Valley) scooped up 21 digs and added two aces.

Hartwick was led by eight kills from Rosa Maun and Katie Boak posted six digs and an ace. Both Erin Russell and Jamie Reidy each added 10 assists.

In the second match, the Warriors rebounded from a 25-17 first-set loss before turning it around with three straight wins, 25-13, 25-22, 25-15.

Singleton led the way with 13 kills, hitting .400, and Titus added 10 kills, hitting .296. McDevitt posted eight kills, hitting .368, with two blocks and Jednorski finished with six kills and four blocks. Burger added a double-double with 37 assists, 11 digs and three aces and Hepner posted 20 digs, four assists and two aces.

The Spartans (2-4 overall) were led by 13 kills and six digs from Kendyll Smith and Julie Fleming and Samantha Murray each posted eight kills. Abby Booth finished with 19 assists and Megan Schneider finished with 17 digs.

In the second set, Lycoming jumped out on a 9-3 run and never looked back, finishing the set with a 12-4 run to win 25-13. In the third set, the Warriors took a 14-10 lead, but the Spartans drew within a point twice, last at 20-19. A kill by Titus kept the Warriors in control, though and the teams traded sideouts until Lycoming won the last point of the set on a ball-handling error to win 25-22. In the fourth set, Lycoming held the Spartans to a -.028 hitting percentage and Singleton used five kills to lead the Warriors to notch a 25-15 win.

The Warriors wrap up the Lycoming Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 9, when they face Nazareth College at 10 a.m. and Clarks Summit at 2 p.m.

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