McDaniel drops two on final day at Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. – Taylor Herrgott (Derwood, Md./Magruder) recorded 25 kills in two matches to lead McDaniel in an 0-2 final day at the Elizabethtown Blue Jay Classic in non-conference volleyball action on Saturday.

            The Green Terror (6-8) dropped a 3-1 decision to Neumann, falling 25-19, 26-28, 25-19, 25-20, before falling in the crossover match against Widener, 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-21).
            Against Neumann, Herrgott notched four of her five aces as part of a rally late in the second set that drew McDaniel even at 25 en route to the 28-26 victory. She also recorded nine kills in the match.
            Sara Hanlon (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) led the way with 10 kills while Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) added 24 assists.
            Kristie Fourcade (Ijamsville, Md./St. John at Prospect Hall) and Jenna Filipone (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) steadied the defense with 23 and 22 digs, respectively.
            Against Widener, Herrgott recorded 16 kills while Fourcade had 29 assists and 17 digs. Filipone and Katie Ferguson (Dover, Pa./Northern York) had 10 digs apiece.
            McDaniel returns to action at home against Susquehanna on Wednesday. Match time is 7 p.m.
Neumann def. McDaniel, 3-1 (25-19, 26-28, 25-19, 25-20)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Sara Hanlon 10, Taylor Herrgott 9, Jenna Filipone 8; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 24; Service Aces: Herrgott 5; Digs: Kristie Fourcade 23, Filipone 22.
Widener def. McDaniel, 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-21)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Taylor Herrgott 16; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 29; Digs: Nuckles 17, Jenna Filipone 10, Katie Ferguson 10.