Bullets remain in top-spot hunt, dig out 3-1 win

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – On the night Gettysburg and McDaniel were taking part in the conference’s Digging for a Cure campaign to raise money for breast cancer awareness, the two teams combined for 174 digs led by 27 from Kristin Kotewicz to lead the Bullets to a 3-1 Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball victory on Wednesday.

            The Green Terror (10-15, 3-4 CC) tallied 79 digs and had five players reach double-digit digs, led by Kristie Fourcade’s (Ijamsville, Md./St. Johns at Prospect Hall) 19. Gettysburg (14-10, 6-1 CC) recorded 95 digs to remain in a three-way tie for the top spot in the conference with a 6-1 record and three matches to play.
            The Bullets took the first set 25-23 before McDaniel evened the match with a 25-22 victory in the second set. Gettysburg won the final two, 25-19 and 25-20, respectively.
            Taylor Herrgott (Derwood, Md./Magruder) led the Green Terror attack with 18 kills while Sara Hanlon (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) also reached double figures with 12.
            Fourcade and Kristin Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) each recorded 18 assists. Nuckles and Katie Ferguson (Dover, Pa./Northern York) added 16 digs apiece while Jenna Filipone (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) and Lanni Reisinger (Lemoyne, Pa./Cedar Cliff) added 12 and 11, respectively.
            Kate Yoder and Kristina Mercier led the Bullet attack with 16 and 12 kills, respectively. Amanda Krampf added 32 assists and 16 digs. Rebecca Rubenstein notched three of Gettysburg’s eight service aces.
            McDaniel returns to action at home against Washington (Md.) on Saturday. Match time is 1 p.m.
Gettysburgdef. McDaniel, 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-19, 25-20)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Taylor Herrgott 18, Sara Hanlon 12; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 18, Kristie Fourcade 18; Service Aces: Fourcade 1, Herrgott 1, Lanni Reisinger 1, Katie Ferguson 1; Digs: Foucade 19, Nuckles 16, Ferguson 16, Jenna Filipone 12, Lanni Reisinger 11; Blocks: Herrgott 1, Fourcade 1, Hanlon 1.
Gettysburg Leaders:
Kills: Kate Yoder 16, Kristina Mercier 12; Assists: Amanda Krampf 32; Service Aces: Rebecca Rubenstein 3, Yoder 2, Jamie Huffman 2; Digs: Kristin Kotewicz 27, Krampf 16, Stephanie Rickabaugh 11; Blocks: Rickabaugh 2, Mercier 2, Yoder 2.