Diplomats remain perfect in CC play with 3-0 win at McDaniel
WESTMINSTER, Md. - Kerry Rom recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 3-0 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball action on Wednesday.
The Diplomats (10-2, 3-0 CC) registered 15 service aces en route to their ninth sweep of the season.
Lanni Reisinger (Lemoyne, Pa/Cedar Cliff) paced the Green Terror (7-5, 1-1 CC) with eight digs, six kills and all three of the squad's service aces. Taylor Herrgott (Derwood, Md./Magruder) led the attack with 10 kills to go with nine digs while Anne McShea (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) added six kills and eight digs.
Franklin & Marshall built an 18-13 lead in the first set before Reisinger served the Green Terror back into the set.
After a Reisinger kill, she notched two of her three aces to draw her team even and a Diplomat attack error gave the hosts a 19-18 lead but the visitors notched seven of the final nine points to take the opening set, 25-21.
The second set was nearly a carbon copy with Franklin & Marshall building a 17-13 lead before a Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) kill, a Reisinger ace and two Diplomat errors knotted the set at 17.
Keyed by four McDaniel errors, Franklin & Marshal reeled off the final eight points of the match out of a timeout to win, 25-17.
Even at 7-all in the third set, kills from Sydney Seydel and Kerry Rom around a Katy May ace gave the Diplomats a 13-10 lead that they never relinquished en route to a 25-18 victory.
Nuckles recorded 16 assists for the Green Terror while Katie Ferguson (Dover, Pa./Northern York) matched Herrgott for team-high honors on the defensive side with nine digs.
Pam Horner and Candice Tussing notched five aces apiece for Franklin & Marshall. Horner added 22 assists and 10 digs.
The Green Terror returns to action at the Spartan Best Western Wingate Invitational hosted by York (Pa.) on Friday and Saturday.
Marshall def. McDaniel, 3-0 (25-21, 25-17,
Kills: Taylor Herrgott 10, Lanni Reisinger 6, Anne McShea 6; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 16; Service Aces: Reisinger 3; Digs: Herrgott 9, Katie Ferguson 9, Reisinger 8, McShea 8; Total Blocks: Herrgott 3, Nuckles 2, Sara Hanlon 2.
Franklin & Marshall Leaders:
Kills: Kerry Rom 10, Jessica Paucel 9; Assists: Pam Horner 22; Service Aces: Horner 5, Candice Tussing 5, Stephanie Armstrong 3; Digs: Rom 11, Horner 11, Katy May 10; Total Blocks: Nicole Morano 2.