Friday, September 15, 2017

Volleyball - Warriors ace match with Hawks, 3-1

ONEONTA, N.Y. – Thanks to five straight aces from freshman Molly Ball (Sayre, Pa./Sayre Area) early in a fourth set in which the Lycoming College volleyball team jumped out to an early 10-point lead en route to a match-clinching 25-9 win, as Lycoming posted a 3-1 (25-20, 25-23, 27-29, 25-9) victory over Hartwick College to open the Hartwick Invitational on Friday afternoon, Sept. 15.

Lycoming (7-2 overall) hit .344 in the match with 10.5 blocks and 11 aces, while it held Hartwick (4-6 overall) to an .092 hitting percentage.

In the first set, the Warriors had a hot-hitting first set, jumping out to an 11-3 lead that eventually ballooned to 22-14 before Hartwick scored six of the last nine points, but the sixth kill of the set from freshman Kiannah Titus (Clay, N.Y./Baldwinsville) gave Lycoming the win.

In the second set, Hartwick took a 13-11 lead before the Warriors rolled off six points. Hartwick didn’t go away, though, tying the set at 21 and 23 before freshman Elle Jednorski (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) and senior Catherine Burger (Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford) combined on a block and Titus converted a kill to give Lycoming the 25-23 win.

Lycoming had four match points in the third set, but Hartwick was able to score three straight points to finish off a 29-27 win. The Warriors responded, though, as Ball gave Lycoming a 7-1 lead with five straight kills. Titus added two more aces to give Lycoming a 10-2 lead. Holding a 10-point lead at 17-7, the Warriors closed out the set by winning eight of the last 10 points, as junior Taylor Johnsonbaugh (Altoona, Pa./Bishop Guilfoyle) ended the set by finding the floor with her second kill of the night.

Titus finished with 12 kills, three aces and four digs and McDevitt posted 10 kills and three blocks. Sophomore Lilly Singleton (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) finished with nine kills, two aces, two blocks and three digs and Jednorski posted six kills and five blocks. Ball, in one set, posted three kills and four aces. Burger finished with 38 assists and a career-high five blocks and Heper posted 22 digs.

Rosa Maun led the Hawks with 12 kills and two blocks. Katie Boak finished with 22 digs and Paige Bailey posted four aces. Nicole Wyse also added three blocks.

The Warriors wrap up the Hartwick Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16, facing Baldwin Wallace at 11 a.m. and Penn State Abington at 3 p.m.

                            Short Box Score (Match)
                              Lycoming Volleyball
                 Lycoming vs Hartwick (09/15/17 at Oneonta, NY)

  Lycoming def. Hartwick 25-20,25-23,27-29,25-9

  Lycoming (7-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kiannah Titus 12-3-0; Alysa
  McDevitt 10-0-3; Lilly Singleton 9-2-2; Elle Jednorski 6-0-5; Molly
  Ball 3-4-0; Taylor Johnsonbaugh 2-0-0; Katie Hausknecht 2-0-1;
  Catherine Burger 0-0-5; Darci Warriner 0-1-0; Lindsay Beck 0-1-0;
  Totals 44-11-10.5. (Assists) - Catherine Burger 38. (Dig leaders) -
  Emily Hepner 22; Darci Warriner 5

  Hartwick (4-6) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Rosa Maun 12-0-2; Erin Russell
  6-2-0; Maria Sorriento 6-3-0; Kaitlyn Ludder 3-0-0; Paige Bailey
  3-4-0; Falon Treis 2-0-0; Nicole Wyse 1-0-3; Erin Formosa 1-0-1;
  Totals 34-9-6.0. (Assists) - . (Dig leaders) - Katie Boak 22; Ashley
  Werner 15; Paige Bailey 11; Erin Russell 10

  Site: Oneonta, NY (Lambros Arena)

  Date: 09/15/17       Attend: 78   Time:

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