By Brian Klose
This Fall Family Weekend, the WC Shorewomen volleyball team were the real homecoming queens with the straight-sets victory over the Gettysburg Bullets to propel themselves to 7-4 overall, 1-1 in the Centennial Conference. The sweep was the team’s first ever.
WC started off the match with a dominant first set, scoring 13 straight points toward winning the set 25-13. The Shorewomen had an impressive .500 hitting percentage and 14 kills in the first set ending on a kill by sophomore outside hitter Kristin Lee.
After snapping a 7-7 tie in the second set on a kill from freshman outside hitter Caitlin Cooney, WC held on to the lead for the rest of the match. The third set wrapped up with the match-winning kill from sophomore middle hitter Jess Daunoras. Daunoras clinched the win last year after a five set victory against the Bullets, their first in 33 consecutive matches.
An overall dominant performance, the Shorewomen hit .383, an all-time best against Gettysburg, with only seven attacking errors. The service game was equally impressive, with freshman Rachel Baker serving three of the team’s nine aces. Kristin Lee led the team in kills, freshman defensive specialist Audrey Utchen led in digs, and senior setter Lauren White led in assists with 29.
With their solid quick offensive play and solid defense, WC has a lot to be excited for as the season moves along and the Conference heats up.
The Shorewomen face Lebanon Valley in Towson for the Goucher invitation this Friday.