Gettysburg records sweep in key CC match

Anne McShea © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Anne McShea © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Bullets down McDaniel in three sets

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Kristina Mercier recorded 12 kills and 12 digs to lead Gettysburg to a 3-0 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball action on Wednesday.

Taylor Herrgott (Derwood, Md./Magruder) recorded 12 kills to lead the attack for the Green Terror (15-10, 4-3 CC), who dropped to the fifth and final playoff spot with three matches to play.

On McDaniel's designated Digging for a Cure night, the Green Terror recorded 63 digs led by Anne McShea's (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) 15. Katie Ferguson (Dover, Pa./Northern York) and Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) also reached double figures in the dig column with 12 and 11, respectively.

In a first set that featured 18 ties and eight lead changes, Gettysburg took the final two points for a 26-24 victory. Kate Yoder and Amanda Krampf teamed up for one of the Bullets' 11 team blocks on the night.

In the second set, Krampf helped Gettysburg reel off seven straight points to turn a 9-8 deficit into a 15-9 lead en route to a 25-21 victory.

In the third set a Herrgott ace evened the match at 15-all before three straight Yoder kills gave the visitors a 18-15 lead en route to a 25-18 victory and the sweep.

Sara Hanlon (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) added 10 kills. McShea added seven kills and three aces while Nuckles had 23 assists.

The Green Terror returns to action in a tri-match at Washington (Md.) on Saturday. Match time is 12 p.m.

Gettysburg def. McDaniel, 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-18)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Taylor Herrgott 12, Sara Hanlon 10, Anne McShea 7; Assists: Kristen Nuckles 23; Aces: McShea 3; Digs: McShea 15, Katie Ferguson 13, Nuckles 11; Total Blocks: Hanlon 2.

Gettysburg Leaders:
Kills: Kristina Mercier 12, Kate Yoder 9; Assists: Amanda Krampf 31; Kristin Kotewicz 3; Digs: Kotewicz 15, Mercier 12, Krampf 12, Stephanie Rickabaugh 11; Total Blocks: Nicole Burns 6, Rickabaugh 5, Yoder 4.