Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Women's Volleyball - Warriors comeback falls short at Widener

CHESTER, Pa. – Another solid defensive effort that saw the Lycoming College volleyball team post five more digs than Widener University helped Lycoming stage a comeback from two sets down, but Widener was able to hold on for a 3-1 (25-14, 25-13, 19-25, 25-22) win in MAC Commonwealth action at the Schwartz Center on Tuesday night, Sept. 11.

Senior Emily Hepner (Leesport, Pa./Schuylkill Valley) led all players with 14 kills to go with two aces and junior Lilly Singleton (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) added eight kills and eight digs, as Lycoming (6-3 overall, 1-1 MAC Commonwealth) posted 39 digs in the match.

Sophomore Kiannah Titus (Clay, N.Y./Baldwinsville) added a team-high nine kills, sophomore Elle Jednorski (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) and junior Alysa McDevitt (Warminster, Pa./Archbishop Wood) finished with five. Junior Emily Morris (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North) added four kills, five digs and 28 assists.

Widener (8-2 overall, 1-0 MAC Commonwealth) was led by 15 kills, eight digs and four aces from Nicole Dorman and 23 assists and six aces from Emma Wilcox.

Widener hit better than .500 in the first two sets before Lycoming held to .176 in the final two stanzas, storming back into the match. With the score tied at 12 in the third set, the Warriors scored four of the next five points, as the Pride couldn’t get closer than three the rest of the set, as Lycoming scored nine of the final 13 points from kills.

In the fourth set, the Warriors came back from a 7-1 deficit to tie the set at seven before taking a 14-12 lead. However, the Pride used a 10-4 run to take a 22-18 lead. The Warriors made one more run to tie the set at 22 off a kill from Morris, but Widener closed the set with three points to escape with the win.

The Warriors get back in action on Saturday, Sept. 15, when they head to Montclair State for a tri-match, facing Montclair State at 11 a.m. and FDU-Florham at 1 p.m.

                            Short Box Score (Match)
                              Lycoming Volleyball
                 Lycoming vs Widener (09/11/18 at Chester, Pa.)

  Widener def. Lycoming 25-14,25-13,19-25,25-22

  Lycoming (6-3, 0-1 MACC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kiannah Titus 9-0-0;
  Lilly Singleton 8-1-0; Elle Jednorski 8-0-0; Alysa McDevitt 5-0-1;
  Emily Morris 4-1-0; Katie Hausknecht 1-0-0; Angie King 1-0-0; Emily
  Hepner 0-2-0; Alia Post 0-1-0; Totals 36-5-1.0. (Assists) - Emily
  Morris 28. (Dig leaders) - Emily Hepner 14; Lilly Singleton 8

  Widener (8-2, 1-0 MACC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Nicole Dorman 15-4-2;
  Holly Jones 7-0-1; Claire Kauffman 6-0-2; Carly Venit 5-3-1; Kelsey
  Lee 5-0-1; Shelby Motz 5-0-1; Sydney Nichols 2-1-0; Kayla Ewart 1-0-0;
  Emma Wilcock 0-6-0; Totals 46-14-5.0. (Assists) - Emma Wilcock 23;
  Sydney Nichols 15. (Dig leaders) - Ashley McAfee 8; Nicole Dorman 8

  Site: Chester, Pa. (Schwartz Center)
  Date: 09/11/18       Attend: 107   Time: 1:34   
  Referees: Vic Otorola, Owen Reiley

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