Gallaudet wins seventh straight

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

Bison tally 3-1 victory over McDaniel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jessica Israel recorded 17 kills to lead Gallaudet to a 3-1 victory over McDaniel in non-conference volleyball action on Thursday.

The Green Terror (1-13) took the first set 25-23 to snap an 18-set winning streak by the Bison (12-8) but the hosts came back to notch their seventh straight match victory, taking the next three sets, 25-11, 25-13, 25-15.

For McDaniel, it marked the first time this season that the squad won a set but lost the match.

Annie McShea (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) paced the Green Terror with a double-double, recording team highs of 12 kills and 14 digs.

In the first set, McDaniel built an 18-12 advantage before Galladuet rallied with nine of the next 12 points to even the set at 21-all.

Knotted at 23-all, a McShea kill and an attack error gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the match

In each of the next three sets, the Bison gradually extended their lead to take wins each time.

Jackie Hawkins (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) added 18 assists to the attack.

Sarah Byron (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) added 15 digs and an ace while Katie Ferguson (Dover, Pa./Northern York) contributed 12 digs to the defensive effort.

The Green Terror returns to action at Swarthmore on Saturday. Match time is 1 p.m.

Gallaudet def. McDaniel, 3-1 (23-25, 25-11, 25-13, 25-15)
McDaniel Leaders:
Kills: Annie McShea 12, Katie Ferguson 5; Assists: Jackie Hawkins 18; Aces: Hawkins 1, Sarah Byron 1; Digs: Byron 15, McShea 14, Katie Ferguson 12; Total Blocks: Hawkins 2.