Stevenson bucks McDaniel

Katie Ferguson © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Katie Ferguson © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Mustangs hold Green Terror to just 28 points in 3-0 win

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Alex Mercer recorded 11 kills and three total blocks to lead Stevenson to a 3-0 win over McDaniel in non-conference volleyball action on Wednesday.

The Mustangs (5-1) ran off nine straight points in the first set to open up a 15-4 lead en route to a 25-7 victory before completing the sweep with wins of 25-11 and 25-10, respectively.

Katie Ferguson (Dover, Pa./Northern York) led the Green Terror (0-4) with 15 digs.

In the second set, Stevenson opened up an 11-2 lead before reeling off seven straight points later in the set for the 25-11 win.

A Jessica Giselman ace – one of her six in the match – keyed a 10-0 run midway through the third set that gave the hosts a 14-4 lead en route to the 25-10 victory.

Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) had a team-high three kills and nine digs for McDaniel.

Giselman added 25 assists and 10 digs to her six aces while Avery Gabbard had a team-high 12 digs.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Washington and Lee Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Action on Friday begins at 3 p.m.

Stevenson def. McDaniel, 3-0 (25-7 27-11, 25-10)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Kristen Nuckles 3, Kelly Toms 2; Assists: Jackie Hawkins 6; Aces: Sarah Byron 1; Digs: Katie Ferguson 15, Nuckles 9; Total Blocks: none.