McDaniel splits pair of matches on opening day at Battlefield Classic

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Taylor Herrgott (Derwood, Md./Magruder) recorded 29 kills and nine total blocks to lead McDaniel to a 1-1 showing in the first round of pool play at the Battlefield Classic hosted by Gettysburg in non-conference volleyball action on Friday.

            The Green Terror (3-2) dropped its opening match of the weekend to Scranton, 3-1 (25-20, 15-25, 25-22, 25-15) before earning the split with a 3-2 (25-22, 16-25, 27-25, 20-25, 15-9) victory over Richard Stockton.
            Against the Royals, Herrgott recorded 16 kills while Sara Hanlon (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) notched 10. Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) added 34 assists and three aces to the attack.
            Jenna Filipone (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) added a team-best 17 digs to go with eight kills. Lanni Reisinger (Lemoyne, Pa./Cedar Crest) also added eight kills while Kristie Fourcade (Ijamsville, Md./St. Johns at Prospect Hall) chipped in with 10 digs.
            In its third five-set match of the young season, Herrgott once again keyed the attack with 13 ills while Reisinger added nine. Nuckles added 28 assists and two aces.
            Filipone steadied the defense with a career-best 31 digs. Fourcade and Amy Tignanelli (Baltimore, Md./The Catholic School of Baltimore) also reached double-digit digs with 18 and 15, respectively.
            McDaniel returns to action in the second day of the Battlefield Classic on Saturday. Match opponents and times will be determined by the remainder of play on Friday.
Scrantondef. McDaniel, 3-1 (25-20, 15-25, 25-22, 25-15)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Taylor Herrgott 16, Sara Hanlon 10, Jenna Filipone 8, Lanni Reisinger 8; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 34; Service Aces: Nuckles 3; Digs: Filipone 17, Kristie Fourcade 10; Blocks: Herrgott 5, Reisinger 2.
McDaniel def. Richard Stockton, 3-2 (25-22, 16-25, 27-25, 20-25, 15-9)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Taylor Herrgott 13, Lanni Reisinger 9; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 28; Service Aces: Nuckles 2; Digs: Jenna Filipone 31, Kristie Fourcade 18, Amy Tignanelli 15; Blocks: Herrgott 4, Reisinger 3.