Wheaton finishes D.C. trip on high note, downs Shenandoah, 3-2

Wheaton finishes D.C. trip on high note, downs Shenandoah, 3-2

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Wheaton College women's volleyball team split its final two matches at Gallaudet University's Worthington Classic on Saturday, losing to the host in three sets before knocking off Shenandoah University of Va. in five.

Falling to Gallaudet by a 3-0 (9-25, 18-25, 20-25) count before downing Shenandoah, 3-2 (13-25, 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 18-16), the Lyons are now 6-13.

In the opening match against the hosts, freshmen Kendall Jacobs (San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch) finished with six kills, while classmates Arieanne Creighton (Brookline, N.H./Hollis Brookline), Elise Waelder (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma) and Deirdre Wilson (Aptos, Calif./Aptos) had four each.

Freshman Page Gustofson (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./South Tahoe) was credited with nine assists, while Jackie Kochiss (Milford, Conn./Jonathan Law) added eight.

Wilson posted 13 digs, senior Frances Trimble (Rapid City, S.D./Northfield Mount Hermon School) accounted for nine digs, and freshman Robyn D'Agostino (Three Bridges, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) had seven.  Waelder added five blocks.

During Wheaton's comeback victory over Shenandoah, Wilson turned in a double-double with 14 kills and 12 digs, both team highs.  Creighton and Waelder registered 10 kills apiece.

Gustofson and Kochiss were nearly even in assist distribution with 24 and 23, respectively.  Kochiss also had nine digs.

Trimble finished with 11 digs, Waelder chipped in with seven, while freshman Taylor Matook (Exeter, R.I./Exeter-West Greenwich) added a match-best five blocks.

After playing seven matches away from the friendly confines of Emerson Gymnasium, the Lyons return home on Tuesday to face New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at 7:00 p.m.  The Engineers are ranked sixth in the latest New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) poll.