McDaniel goes the distance to down Messiah

GRANTHAM, Pa. – Taylor Herrgott (Derwood, Md./Magruder)  recorded 15 kills and five total blocks, including three solos, to lead McDaniel to a 3-2 victory over Messiah in non-conference volleyball action on Wednesday.

            Trailing two sets to one, the Green Terror (2-1) grabbed a 25-14 victory in game four to force the deciding game, which the visitors took, 16-14.
            The Falcons (1-2) won the opening set 25-21 before McDaniel evened the match with a 25-23 win. Messiah took the third set 25-13 to go up 2-1 in the match before the Green Terror’s comeback victory.
            In addition to Herrgott's night, Lanni Reisinger (Lemoyne, Pa./Cedar Cliff) added seven kills and two block assists.
            Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) contributed 28 assists and two aces to the offense. She also added 15 digs on the defensive side of the net.
            Jenna Filipone(Wayne, Pa./Radnor) recorded 23 digs to lead a quartet of players who reached double figures in the dig column.
            McDaniel returns to action at the Battlefield Classic hosted by Gettysburg on Friday. The Green Terror’s first match of the weekend is against Scranton at 3 p.m.
McDaniel def. Messiah, 3-2 (21-25, 25-23, 13-25, 25-19, 16-14)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Taylor Herrgott 15; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 28; Service Aces: Nuckles 2, Kristie Fourcade 2; Digs: Jenna Filipone 23, Nuckles 15, Fourcade 13, Amy Tignanelli 10; Blocks: Herrgott 5, Reisinger 2.