Swarthmore remains undefeated in conference

Sara Hanlon © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Sara Hanlon © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Garnet takes three straight to notch 3-1 win at McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Genevieve Pezzola recorded a double-double with 23 kills and 16 digs - both team highs - to pace Swarthmore in a 3-1 Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball victory at McDaniel on Saturday.

The Green Terror (11-7, 2-2 CC) took the first set 25-23 before the Garnet (13-5, 3-0 CC) won three straight to remain perfect through the early part of conference play. Swarthmore evened the match with 25-16 win before taking the third set, 25-20. The Garnet sealed the match with a 26-24 victory.

Taylor Herrgott (Derwood, Md./Magruder) and Sara Hanlon (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) each recorded eight kills to pace the McDaniel attack.

Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) added 17 assists, 10 digs and six kills.

Anne McShea (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) keyed the defense with 17 digs while Katie Ferguson (Dover, Pa./Northern York) added 14.

Johanna Bond added 11 kills for the Garnet while Sarah Lambert recorded seven of the squad's 13 aces.

The Green Terror returns to action at Worthington Classic hosted by Gallaudet on Friday and Saturday.

Swarthmore def. McDaniel, 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-20, 26-24)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Taylor Herrgott 8, Sara Hanlon 8, Kristen Nuckles 6, Lanni Reisinger 6; Assists: Nuckles17, Jackie Hawkins 12; Service Aces: Herrgott 2; Digs: Anne McShea 17, Katie Ferguson 14, Nuckles 10; Total Blocks: Hanlon 3, Herrgott 2, Reisinger 2, McShea 2.

Swarthmore Leaders:
Kills: Genevieve Pezzola 23, Johanna Bond 11; Assists: Allison Coleman 30, Kearney Bangs 14; Service Aces: Sarah Lambert 7; Digs: Pezzola 15, Lisa Shang 13, Bangs 10; Total Blocks: Kathryn Montemurro 1.