BALTIMORE, Md. - McDaniel won two close sets before walking away with the final set for a 3-1 victory over Johns Hopkins in Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball action on Wednesday.
Meagan Donohue had 16 kills and four aces to lead the Blue Jays (9-9, 5-3 CC), who had 21 service errors and was called for 15 ball-handling errors in the match.
Trailing 18-10 in the first set, McDaniel rallied to eventually take a 22-21 lead on a Madeline Rose (Soddy Daisy, Tenn./Baylor High) ace.
A service error gave the Green Terror a 24-23 advantage before a Caroline Savin (Shrewsbury, Pa./Susquehannock) kill put away the set.
McDaniel staved off a Johns Hopkins rally in the second set to take a 2-0 lead in the match with a 25-22 victory.
The Blue Jays forced a fourth set with a 25-19 win before the Green Terror closed out the match, 25-10.
Savin added six kills while Rose chipped in three kills, three blocks and an ace. Colette Kellen (Derwood, Md./Covenant Life) added 17 assists.
The Green Terror, who needs just one win in its final two conference matches to assure itself a playoff berth, returns to action at Washington (Md.) on Saturday. Match time is 1 p.m.