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2018 McDaniel Volleyball Week 2: September 4-10

Grab a Broom

The Green Terror improved to 15-5 over the last five seasons at the opening weekend Battlefield Classic hosted by Gettysburg. It’s the second time in that stretch that McDaniel put together a 4-0 weekend, joining the 2014 squad. However, it’s the first time that the Green Terror won all four matches by 3-0 scores.

THIS WEEK'S FOES

9/4: McDaniel at York, 7:00

THE WORD ON YORK: The Spartans (1-1) split a pair of matches at NYU on Friday, defeating Eastern Nazarene 3-0 and falling to NYU, 3-1. Six York players had 10 or more kills in the two matches Friday. Alexis Harbold led the defense with 42 digs. Three of York’s next four matches are against Centennial Conference foes.

• Series Record: McDaniel leads, 31-19

• First Meeting: 1976 (YCP 2, WMC 1)

• Last Meeting: 2017 (MCD 3, YCP 1)

• Streak: McDaniel +5

• Last York Win: 2013 (3-1)

9/7: McDaniel at Mary Washington, 5:00

The Eagles (3-1) posted a 3-1 trip to CNU over the opening weekend. Savannah Powers and Leslie Walters enter the week as the co-leaders in kills with 32 each. Peyton Dunow had 31 through the first four matches. Powers also racked up 11 aces and 48 digs on the first weekend of the season.

• Series Record: McDaniel leads, 18-10

• First Meeting: 1982 (WMC 2, MWC 1)

• Last Meeting: 2014 (UMW 3, MCD 1)

• Streak: Mary Washington +4

• Last McDaniel Win: 1997 (3-0)

9/8: McDaniel vs. Eastern Mennonite, 2:00

The Royals (2-1) won their first two matches of their own Route 42 Classic over the opening weekend. Hannah Johnson led the attack with 27 kills in her first three collegiate matches while Beck Hoskins had 22 knockdowns. Johnson is also second on the team to classmate Candice Shaheen (50) in digs with 39.

• Series Record: McDaniel leads, 16-9

• First Meeting: 1983 (EMU 2, WMC 1)

• Last Meeting: 2012 (MCD 3, EMU 2)

• Streak: McDaniel +3

• Last EMU Win: 2002 (3-1)

9/8: McDaniel at St. Mary's, 4:00

The Seahawks (2-2) split on each day at Virginia Wesleyan on opening weekend. Their Saturday matches were both sweeps, topping Alverno before falling to the host Marlins. Meghan Kelley and Taylor Wigglesworth led the opening-weekend attack with 25 kills. Emily Benedict had 50 digs to pace the defense.

• Series Record: McDaniel leads, 14-5

• First Meeting: 1976 (WMC 2, SMC 0)

• Last Meeting: 2017 (MCD 3, SMC 0)

• Streak: McDaniel +1

• Last St. Mary’s Win: 2014 (3-1)

With Honors

Marlowe Embry and Allie Lugar earned all-tournament honors for their play over the weekend. The Green Terror was one of three teams with multiple selections at the nine-team tournament. Embry led the way with 32 kills and 44 digs. She also chipped in five aces. Lugar added 22 kills.

Block Party

Lauren Wells recorded three blocks over the opening weekend to reach 100 total blocks for her career. Her milestone block came against Penn State-Altoona in the final match of the weekend.

Century Club

With the Saturday morning win over Gallaudet, Jessica Wolverton recorded her 100th win on the Green Terror sidelines. Last season, she notched her 100th collegiate coaching victory with a 3-0 win at Catholic on Sept. 27.

Credits:

David Sinclair

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