Women’s volleyball achieves huge win on Senior Day after loss to Salisbury

By Julia Sparco

Elm Staff Writer 

On Friday, April 9, the Washington College women’s volleyball Shorewomen hosted the Salisbury Seagulls in the Cain Gymnasium. The Seagulls ended as the winners within four sets.

The first three sets were won by the Seagulls at 25–16, 25–17, and 25–17. In a normal season, this would mean an automatic win for the Seagulls, but both head coaches of the team decided to play a fourth because it was an exhibition match. The fourth and final set ended at 21–25, Shorewomen. 

During the match, freshman Angelina Schaber led the team with 11 kills, senior Abby Smith came in second at 10.5 kills. Junior Lauren Zedlar had a team best of 19 assists and freshman Jordan Fairchild had a team best of nine digs. 

Both senior captains Kylie Peets and Isabella Sanasanelli had four blocks during the game. 

“It was a tough loss, but Salsibury was a solid team,” senior Abby Hilty said. “We played hard, which is all we can ask for at the end of the day.” 

On Saturday, April 17 the Shorewomen returned to the Cain Gym to verse the Franklin and Marshall Diplomats for their Senior Day. 

Seniors graduating this year included Sansanelli, Abby Smith,  Hilty, Laura Cochrane, and Peets. Junior Jenny Kabrick was also honored as this will be her last year on the team as she will pursue a 3-2 program for nursing at University of Maryland. 

The Shorewomen won three out of the five games played, winning them the match. 

The Diplomats took the first set at 18–25. The second and third were won by the Shorewomen both ending at 25–12. The Diplomats stole the fourth set at 19–15, but the tie-breaker fifth set was won by the Shorewomen at 15–9. 

“It was great to have a win over Franklin and Marshall as they ranked second in our Conference last year,” Sanasanelli said.  “It was the perfect way to end our season and, for the seniors, our collegiate volleyball careers.” 

“We pulled a great win against Franklin and Marshall this weekend, I’m so proud of the team, and what they have accomplished this season,” Cochrane said.  “We had such a great celebration, and I am just so excited that we won.” 

The Shorewomen should be taking the court again this coming fall in a regular season. 

“Everyone contributed everything they had to that game,” Peets said. “It ended up being one of the most fun games of my college career and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end the season.” 

Featured Photo caption: Senior Abby Smith serves the ball. Photo by Ben Wang. 

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