2018 McDaniel Volleyball Week 5: September 24-October 1

Three-Day Work Week

This is the second – and final – time this season that the Green Terror will play matches on three days in a single week. Between Sept. 4 and 8, McDaniel played at York on Tuesday, Sept. 4; at Mary Washington on Friday, Sept. 7 and at St. Mary’s (Md.) on Saturday, Sept. 8. This three-day week will require much less travel. Tuesday brings a short trip to Towson before hosting Hood on Thursday and traveling to Chestertown on Saturday. It is just Wednesday-Saturday matches from here on out for McDaniel.

Record Watch

Senior Taylor Bauman enters the week within striking distance of the Green Terror career digs record. She enters this week with 1,633 for her career and needs just 15 to match Kate Wall’s career mark. She is the 18th player in Centennial Conference history to eclipse the 1,600-dig mark.


9/25: McDaniel at Goucher, 7:00

The Gophers (7-7) enter the week off a 1-2 weekend. Goucher dropped matches to St. Mary’s (3-1 on Friday) and Bridgewater (3-0 on Saturday) before capping the weekend with a 3-0 win over Misericordia on Saturday. This is the final of a six-match homestand for the Gophers. Greta Coss leads the Goucher attack with 103 kills while Kaya Melchor has 93 and Bianca Brown has 92. Cat Hartley leads a trio of players with 100-plus digs. She has 132 on the year while Tes DeJaeger has 118 and Virginia Estes has 100. Estes is also the team leader in aces with 30.

• Series Record: McDaniel leads, 27-7

• First Meeting: 1970 (WMC 2, GC 0)

• Last Meeting: 2017 (MCD 3, GC 0)

• Streak: McDaniel +7

• Last Goucher Win: 2012 (3-0)

9/27: Hood at McDaniel, 7:00

The Blazers (9-6) enter the week off a 3-0 weekend. Hood topped Eastern Mennonite 3-2 on Friday night at home before defeating Cairn (3-0) and Wesley (3-1) in Dover on Saturday. Elena Zinaich leads the Blazers with 174 kills while Tailyn Kite has also crossed the 100-kill plateau this season with 103. Courtney Hutchinson has added 93. Defensively, Renee Reus has a team-best 233 digs – more than 100 more than any other player. She has tallied 20 or more digs in six of the eight matches entering the week.

• Series Record: McDaniel leads, 13-1

• First Meeting: 1970 (WMC 2, HC 0)

• Last Meeting: 2017 (MCD 3, HC 0)

• Streak: McDaniel +6

• Last Hood Win: 2011 (3-0)

9/29: McDaniel at Washington, 1:00

The Shorewomen (6-9, 1-1 CC) enter the week off a split at Stevenson on Saturday. Washington topped Lycoming 3-1 in the opening match before falling to Stevenson, 3-1. Washington plays a pair of road matches against teams currently ranked in the AVCA Top 25 around its home Saturday tilt with McDaniel, traveling to No. 14 Johns Hopkins this Wednesday and No. 25 Swarthmore next Wednesday. Cassie Kowalski is the only Shorewoman players with more than 100 kills this season, entering the week with 114. She also leads the team with 137 digs and 16 aces. Abby Smith has chipped in 136 digs

• Series Record: McDaniel leads, 46-9

• First Meeting: 1976 (WMC 2, WC 0)

• Last Meeting: 2017 (MCD 3, WC 0)

• Streak: McDaniel +1

• Last Washington Win: 2016 (3-2)

Helping Hands

Gayle Edelstein and Lauren Wells each handed out more than 20 assists in the Green Terror’s 3-2 win at Gettysburg last Wednesday. Edelstein finished the night with 24 assists while Wells had 22. It was the first time since a five-set win at Gallaudet on Sept. 12 last season that both setters contributed 20 or more assists in a single match. On Saturday at Swarthmore, however, neither setter had more than eight assists and Taylor Bauman handed out a team-best 15 assists from the libero position.


David Sinclair

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