McDaniel takes down Washington

Kristen Nuckles © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Kristen Nuckles © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Nuckles notches triple-double to pace Green Terror

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) recorded 10 kills, 23 assists and 17 digs to lead McDaniel to a 3-1 victory over Washington (Md.) in Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball action on Saturday.

Annie McShea (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) led the attack with a match-high 19 kills for the Green Terror (3-18, 2-6 CC), who won three straight sets after the Shorewomen (10-17, 2-6 CC) won the final five points to win the first set, 25-22.

McDaniel took the second set 26-24 before taking a 2-1 lead in the match with a 25-17 victory in set No. 3. Washington closed the deficit in the final set from 24-18 to 24-23 before a service error gave the Green Terror the match.

Sarah Byon (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) paced a 90-dig effort with 23 digs while Katie Ferguson added 21. Ferguson added four service aces.

Maria Whitman led three Shorewomen hitters in double-figure kills with 15. Alyssa Forget notched 13 while Jenny Lee had 12. Rita Rivera paced the defense with 23 digs.

Jackie Hawkins (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) contributed 20 assists and 12 digs.

As a team, the McDaniel recorded season bests of 51 kills and 11 aces.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Johns Hopkins on Wednesday. Match time is 7 p.m.

McDaniel def. Washington, 3-1 (22-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-23)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Annie McShea 19, Kristen Nuckles 10; Assists: Nuckles 23, Jackie Hawkins 10; Aces: Katie Ferguson 4, Kelly Toms 3, Hawkins 2; Digs: Sarah Byron 23, Ferguson 21, Nuckles 17, Hawkins 12; Total Blocks: Hawkins 1, McShea 1, Nuckles 1, Melissa Weldon 1.