September 8, 2009

Smith sees 20-20 in Goucher win

Herrgott crosses 1,000-kill plateau in McDaniel's 3-1 loss to Gophers

TOWSON, Md. - Megan Smith recorded 29 kills and 20 digs to lead Goucher in a 3-1 victory over McDaniel in non-conference volleyball action on Tuesday.

The Gophers (2-2) took the first set 25-21 before the Green Terror (1-3) evened the match with a 25-22 win in set two. However, Goucher claimed the match with wins of 25-22 and 25-19 in the third and fourth sets, respectively.

Taylor Herrgott (Derwood, Md./Magruder) recorded nine kills to become the ninth player in program history with 1,000 kills. She now has 1,006 in her career.

Freshman Anne McShea (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) led the McDaniel attack with 12 kills. She also added 15 digs and three aces.

Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) added 19 assists and 12 digs.

Katie Ferguson (Dover, Pa./Northern York) steadied the defense with 23 digs while Jackie Hawkins (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) also reached double figures in the dig column with 15.

Claire Sauvage-Mar added 40 assists, 16 digs and three aces for Goucher. Rebecca Schaefer added 19 digs while Ashley Fan had 14.

McDaniel returns to action at the SUNY Old Westbury Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

Goucher def. McDaniel, 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Anne McShea 12, Taylor Herrgott 9, Lanni Reisinger 7; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 19; Service Aces: McShea 3; Digs: Katie Ferguson 23, McShea 15, Jackie Hawkins 15, Nuckles 12; Total Blocks: Herrgott 3.

Goucher Leaders:
Kills: Megan Smith 29, Kasey Quinn 7; Assists: Claire Sauvage-Mar 40; Service Aces: Sauvage-Mar 3, Catie Ditmore 3, Smith 2; Digs: Smith 22, Rebecca Schaefer 19, Sauvage-Mar 16, Ashley Fan 14; Total Blocks: Fan 4.

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