McDaniel closes Worthington Classic with split

Taylor Herrgott © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Taylor Herrgott © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror sweeps RIT to close weekend with 2-2 mark

WASHINGTON, D,C. - Taylor Herrgott (Derwood, Md./Magruder) earned a spot on the all-tournament team after leading McDaniel to a 1-1 second day of the Worthington Classic hosted by Gallaudet in non-conference volleyball action on Saturday.

The Green Terror (13-9) fell to Dallas (11-12) to open the day, 26-24, 25-17, 25-23. In the final match of the weekend, McDaniel swept RIT (15-13) by scores of 25-17, 25-20 and 25-16.

Herrgott, who notched 34 kills in two matches on Friday, added another 18 on Saturday.

Against Dallas, Herrgott led the attack with 10 kills while Sara Hanlon (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Emily Creighton (Gambrills, Md./South River) added seven and six, respectively.

Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) contributed 12 assists while Jackie Hawkins (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) added 10 helpers and three aces.

Sarah Byron (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) led three players in double-figure digs with 13. Katie Ferguson (Dover, Pa./Northern York) added 12 while Nuckles contributed 11.

Against RIT, Herrgott knocked down eight kills while Anne McShea (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Lanni Reisinger (Lemoyne, Pa./Cedar Cliff) each had six.

Nuckles and Hawkins chipped in 13 and 11 assists, respectively. Nuckles added three aces a team-high 14 digs. Hawkins had 10 digs.

Ferguson added four aces and 12 digs while Herrgott added a season-best eight total blocks. Nuckles had four blocks.

The Green Terror returns to action at Dickinson on Wednesday. Match time is 7 p.m.

Dallas def. McDaniel, 3-0 (26-24, 25-17, 25-23)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Taylor Herrgott 10, Sara Hanlon 7, Emily Creighton 6; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 12, Jackie Hawkins 10; Aces: Hawkins 4; Digs: Sarah Byron 13, Katie Ferguson 12, Nuckles 11; Total Blocks: Hanlon 2.

McDaniel def. RIT, 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-16)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Taylor Herrgott 8, Lanni Reisinger 6, Anne McShea 6; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 13, Jackie Hawkins 11; Aces: Katie Ferguson 4, Nuckles 3; Digs: Nuckles 14, Ferguson 12, Hawkins 10; Total Blocks: Herrgott 8, Nuckles 4.