Susquehanna digs out victory against McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Kellye Schroeder recorded 30 of Susquehanna’s 81 digs to lead her team to a 3-1 victory over McDaniel in non-conference volleyball action on Wednesday.

            Taylor Herrgott (Derwood, Md./Magruder) led the Green Terror (6-9) with 14 kills while Kristie Fourcade (Ijamsville, Md./St. Johns at Prospect Hall) tallied 14 assists and 15 digs.
            Lindsey Jankiewicz led the Crusaders (17-7) on attack with 18 kills.
            With her team trailing 2-1 early in the first set, Alexandra Downing used five McDaniel errors to aid in serving seven straight points, giving Susquehanna an 8-2 lead.
            Kills from Erin McMahon and Jankiewicz helped stretch the lead to 12-3 en route to a 25-21 victory.
            Four straight service points from Herrgott pulled the Green Terror within 17-14 but the squad could get no closer than two down the stretch.
            In the second set, neither team established a lead of larger than three points but it was an 8-3 run midway through the set that turned an 11-9 deficit into a 17-14 advantage for the Crusaders, who took a 2-0 lead in the match, 25-22.
            Three straight Susquehanna attacking errors, including back-to-back points as a result of block assists by Sara Hanlon (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy), helped McDaniel open up a 4-1 lead in the set that it never relinquished en route to a 25-22 set victory, forcing a fourth set.
            Downing and Schroeder keyed a set-opening 10-2 run by the Crusaders and the visitors never looked back, clinching the match with a 25-14 win.
            Nuckles added 17 assists for the Green Terror while Katie Ferguson (Dover, Pa./Northern York) recorded 17 digs. Herrgott added seven total blocks to her 14 kills.
            McDaniel returns to action at Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr on Saturday. The match against Swarthmore begins at 11 a.m.
Susquehanna def. McDaniel, 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 25-14)
Susquehanna Leaders:
Kills: Lindsey Jankiewicz 18; Assists: Shona St. Angelo 32, Lacey Chase 12; Aces: Alexandra Downing 3; Digs: Kellye Schroeder 30, Downing 16; Blocks: Jankiewicz 4, Natalie Cicioni 4.
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Taylor Herrgott 14, Lanni Reisinger 7; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 17, Kristie Fourcade 14; Aces: Fourcade 1, Katie Ferguson 1; Digs: Nuckles 17, Fourcade 14; Blocks: Herrgott 7.